ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen. K. T. Parnaik emphasized the need for comprehensive surveillance of the border areas in the state and coordination between the intelligence agencies. The governor, who is on an official tour to New Delhi, during a meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday, stressed on security of borders and the need for collaborative development between the security forces and the vibrant villages near the border areas. He apprised the Defence Minister of the need for providing additional Central Armed Police forces to guard the border as well as deter smuggling of narcotics in the state, sources at Raj Bhawan here informed on Thursday. The governor also stressed the reactivation of the advance landing ground (ALG) at Alinye in Dibang Valley district and the construction of an ALG at Dirang in West Kameng, which he said would go a long way in optimizing operational efficiency and facilitating tourism in the state.
Parnaik earlier in the day met Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation General V K Singh and deliberated upon the construction of new air strips and infrastructure at ALGs to augment the air services in the state.
The governor proposed the construction of new air strips at Richi (Daporijo) and Tarmoba (Aalo) and requested the minister instruct the Airport Authority of India to explore the techno-economic feasibility and prepare a master plan. He also urged the minister to expedite the construction of a civil terminal building at Vijoynagar ALG in Changlang district, the sources added.
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