Rajnath to review border situation in Northeast today

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh (PHOTO: IANS)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday left for Mizoram to meet the chief ministers of four northeastern states bordering Myanmar to review the security situation.

"Leaving for Mizoram, to review security and development related issues with CMs of Northeastern states bordering Myanmar," the home minister said.

The delegation is likely to discuss the status of border infrastructure along the Indo-Myanmar border and the implementation of Border Area Development Programme projects.

The meeting will be attended by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and top officials of the Ministry.

Rajnath would be visiting Myanmar border areas by helicopter on Tuesday. he would also interact with senior Assam Rifles officers on the prevailing situation along the India-Myanmar frontier.

Mizoram shares an unfenced 510-km border with Myanmar and 318 km with Bangladesh, providing infiltrators, terrorists and smugglers an opportunity to illegally move across the border.

Four Northeastern states - Arunachal Pradesh (520 km), Manipur (398 km), Nagaland (215 km) and Mizoram (510 km) - share the 1,643-km mountainous border with Myanmar.

(With inputs from agencies)

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