Indo-Myanmar biannual liaison meeting in progress at Tamu

IMPHAL, Jul 29: The main agenda of the 33rd Indo-Myanmar biannual liaison meeting currently under progress in Tamu of Myanmar revolves around an effective joint military operation against Manipuri outfits operating in Myanmar, an official source said.

The meeting commenced from July 27 and will last till July 31, the source said adding that a 10-ember Indian delegation led by major general BK Chengappa, AVSM, commanding officer, head quarter Manipur, Nagaland ranges of 3 Corps is currently staying at Tamu town in Myanmar.

Other members of the delegation are brigadier Balbir Singh, CDR headquarter 26 Sector Assam Rifles, brigadier LN Singh, VSM, BGS (intelligence) headquarter engineers corps, colonel Sanjoy Singh Gupta of GS headquarter IGAR, colonel SK Sharma of GS headquarter, 57 mountain division, colonel SK Narain, SM representative of MO/DTXE, ministry of defence, colonel GS Kualr, SM, VSM, DTXE, colonel Sandeep Choudury of 18 AR (CMPT), representative of the ministry of defence, major BIS Sheimar, GOS 2(intelligence) headquarter 3 Corps and major SN Kulkarni, inspector (MI DTE).

The meeting is discussing various issues including cross border insurgency, arms smuggling and border management, the source said.

Mention may be made that the 32nd Indo-Myanmar biannual liaison meeting was held at headquarter 3 Corps, Rangapahar, Nagaland during the month of April 2007.

The meeting also discussed on the use of international border with Myanmar and the deep jungles of the neighbouring country shared with the states of Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh where various underground outfits have their hideouts.

The liaison meeting is held twice a year to review and further strengthen the friendly relations and hold discussions on issues of mutual interest between the two armies. The next meeting between the two sides will be held in Myanmar.

Mention may be made that intelligence establishments in Manipur have been observing that the porous Indo-Myanmar border has not only facilitated easy infiltration for the insurgents, but also helped in setting up of safe havens across the border where they can train or regroup, it said.

The insurgents who are now in possession of sophisticated arms and weapons, IEDs etc., use these weapons at will to terrorize the public and attack the security forces putting the state police under immense pressure to perform well and overcome the challenges, the report concluded.

Source: http://ifp.co.in/FullStory.asp?NewsID=2772

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