Rajnath To Review Security Along Myanmar Border


New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will review the security and infrastructure issues along the Indo-Myanmar border in Mizoram on Monday. He will also chair a high-level review meeting of chief ministers of four northeastern states, located on the Indo-Myanmar border, at Aizwal in Mizoram.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawala, Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Nagaland Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu will attend the security meeting.

Union Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju and other top officials will also be present. The Union Home Minister will also visit Parva village in Lawngtlai district and other places on the Myanmar border. A Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter has been arranged for Rajnath to visit the remote places.

The delegation will also discuss the status of border infrastructure and implementation of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) projects.

Director General of Assam Rifles and state DGPs of the four states will also be present at the review of status report of streamlining of Free Movement Regime for better facilitation of smooth movement of people across the border.

The Indo-Myanmar border has been shrouded in various controversies with insurgents using the international border for troubling states in the region. Mizoram shares 510 kilometres border with Myanmar, which further extends to Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

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