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Rohingya issue, high level meeting at Aizawl


Aizawl, September 15, 2017: Major General Upendra Dwivedi, Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), has staged forward to Mizoram to review the security situation in the state in the wake of recent Rohingya Influx in India and ongoing clashes between Rohingya insurgents groups and Myanmar Army in North Rakhine State of Myanmar. 

He carried out review of the security situation along Indo-Myanmar border with special reference to threat from Rohingya insurgent groups and illegal migrants to people living in border areas. On Thursday the General officer presided over a High Level Security Committee (HLSC) Meeting with representatives of BSF, CRPF, State Police and other intelligence agencies at HQ 23 Sector Assam Rifles located at Khatla, Aizawl.

During the meeting, he informed that the additional eight Assam Rifles companies are being relocated to further strengthen the security of Indo-Myanmar border. The General officer urged all intelligence agencies, State Police & CAPFs to keep a strict vigilance in border areas especially in far-flung and isolated areas along Mizoram border to thwart any infiltration attempt by Rohingya insurgent groups and illegal migrants.

Brigadier MS Mokha, DIG 23 Sector Assam Rifles briefed the General officer on the present security situation in Mizoram and highlighted the current and emerging security concerns due to Rohingya Influx in Country as whole. He also informed that quad copters and unmanned aerial vehicles are being employed as part of surveillance matrix.

All the participants confirmed that at present there is no presence of Rohingyas in Mizoram.