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Address insurgency issue & prepare mechanism: Arunachal Governor

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra, on Wednesday

Arunachal Governor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Oct 2020 5:14 AM GMT

*High-level security meet convened with Armed Forces & State Police officials


ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra, on Wednesday, suggested the security forces to prepare a foolproof mechanism to address the issue of insurgency, which has been reported in the peripheral areas of the State.

Chairing a high-level security meeting along with Chief Minister Pema Khandu at Raj Bhawan here, the Governor said that safety of every citizen and every inch of land of the state is the top priority of the government.

"Focus must be on to instill sense of security among the people and there should be healthy coordination among the Armed Forces and State Police for effective results.

Dr Mishra emphasised on real time sharing of information and regular meetings of field officers dealing with the border security, an official communiqué informed.

The Governor also asked the officers of the forces to educate the people about COVID-19 pandemic and encourage the people to wear a mask, wash hands frequently and follow social distancing norms.

He further advised the State government to explore ways to motivate the local youth towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat programmes, skill development and entrepreneurship.

Taking part in the discussion, Khandu underscored the priorities of the government and state that protection of the people and their livelihood has been the main concern of the government and it would take all measures to ensure it.

Earlier, Dimapur-based 3 Corps General Officer Commanding (GoC) Lt General R P Kalita and state DGP R P Upadhyaya, briefed the meeting about the prevailing situation in Tirap, Londing and Changlang districts of the State.

The officers shared their observations in the districts under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 in the meeting.

IGP Dr Sagar Preet Hooda, IGP (Intelligence) H G S Dhaliwal, IGP (Law & Order) Chukhu Apa and ITBP IG (NE Frontier) Sanjeev Raina attended the meeting and discussed on overall international border security scenario in the state, the communiqué added.

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