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India-Bangladesh border sealing helped Northeast in containing COVID-19

India-Bangladesh border sealing helped Northeast in containing COVID-19

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 April 2020 7:40 AM GMT

New Delhi: An interaction between DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and former Army Generals and Air Marshals on Wednesday has opined that sealing of the borders with other countries like Bangladesh had been beneficial for the Northeast.

The participants in the interaction also appreciated that the entire NE region was among the major big areas of India which had gradually come out of the corona onslaught. Similarly, they also appreciated the effective administration under the present regime in Jammu & Kashmir which had helped in containing the enormity of the corona spread.

Prominent among those who interacted and offered their views during the video conference meeting were General VP Malik, former Chief of the Army Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha former Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Lt General Sharath Chand, former Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt General DeependraSingh Hooda, former GoC Northern Command, Lt General Ranbir Singh, former GoC Northern Command, Lt General Rakesh Sharma former DGOL and Major General S K Sharma former Chief of Staff, Northern Command.

In his introductory remarks, Dr Singh said that most of the former senior Generals and Air Marshals did not only have first-hand knowledge of the peculiar situation in the terrains of both Jammu & Kashmir and northeastern region, but as prominent members of civil society and eminent citizens after superannuation they also enjoyed distinguished role as opinion makers.

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