Itanagar: Terming peace and order as the ‘pre-requisite’ for development and economic growth of the state, Aurnchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said that security and development has to go together and without state police being efficient such goals cannot be achieved.
Addressing the 25th annual conference of Director General of Police/Inspector General of Police and heads of central police organization of North East region at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here, Khandu commended the role of police and security forces in maintaining law and order in the state and in North East.
He said security situation in the region has considerably improved due to fresh development impetus given by the centre.
The chief minister applauded the role of centre in improving the presence of North East people in central paramilitary forces and in Delhi police. He encouraged youths from Northeast to join these forces and urged the police organisations to carry out awareness programme in this regard.
Khandu advocated that North East must be looked on as one entity when dealing with security matter.
He said Assam Police has pivotal role to play in security of the region as the state shares borders with almost all the states in North East.
“Though Arunachal has no home grown insurgency but the three eastern districts of the state is affected by it,” he pointed out and enthused confidence on the Police, Para military forces and Army that the matter would be efficiently tackled.
Khandu further stressed on strengthening information sharing mechanism, follow up actions and coordination between different state police so that security apparatus is improved.