Government denies installation of border pillars inside Indian territory by Myanmar
The government said today that there has been no instance of installation of border pillars inside Indian territory by Myanmar nor has it taken over land in Manipur.
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said both the countries were fully committed to the India-Myanmar Boundary Agreement, 1967, which establishes the international boundary between them.
Responding to a question whether Myanmar authorities have installed border pillars three kms inside Indian territory in Manipur, he said, "There has been no instance of installation of border pillars inside Indian territory nor of taking over of Indian land in Manipur by the Myanmar authorities."
India and Myanmar hold a regular dialogue on issues related to routine boundary demarcation and border management through institutionalized mechanisms such as foreign office consultations, national-level meetings, joint boundary working group, sectoral-level meetings and heads of survey department meetings, he said.
On another question, Singh said, "Work pertaining to the construction of subsidiary pillars was undertaken during the survey work with the objective of appraising local residents on both sides of the border of the exact alignment of the international boundary.
"This work is fully in consonance with the provisions of the India-Myanmar Boundary Agreement, 1967."
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