Left Menu
Development News Edition

Insurgency on decline in Northeast: Army officer

Insurgency on decline in Northeast: Army officer

Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Anil Chauhan said on Friday that insurgency is on a decline in

the Northeast and expressed hope that the situation will further improve in the future.

Overall, militancy-related incidents have declined by about 12 per cent and the arc of violence in the entire

Northeast has shrunk primarily to an area which is the tri- junction between Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and north Nagaland,

the officer said. "In the hinterland, the situation is under control and

we are confident that things will only improve in the future," General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Eastern

Command, Lt Gen Chauhan said. Speaking to reporters after the 'Defence Investiture

Ceremony 2020' at Command headquarter Fort Willaim here, he said that 40 per cent of last year's violence occurred in this

area at the tri-junction. "In Nagaland, the government is engaging with the Naga

National Political Groups (NNPGs) and NSCN(I-M) and hopefully, there will be a positive outcome of these talks," Lt Gen

Chauhan said. He said that the agreement between factions of the

NDFB, the ABSU, the Assam government and the Centre is a welcome step and may be seen as a precursor to a lasting

solution in the state. The officer said that with the insurgency level having

gone down in the Northeast, the focus of the Eastern Command has shifted towards non-combat operations.

A large number of civil-military projects have been taken up by the Army, which includes infrastructure

development, setting up of medical camps and national integration.

He said that with the betterment in the situation, troops are being sent to barracks in Karbi Anglong and the

Army is also contemplating withdrawing some of its forces from the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts in Assam.

The GOC-in-C said that along the northern borders, activities of both the Indian and Chinese forces are

relatively less with the winters having set in, and peace is being maintained along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Chauhan said that about 133 individuals in the Indian Army were conferred gallantry awards this year.

Of the individual gallantry awards given this year, approximately 96 per cent are for operations in Jammu and

Kashmir and about 4 per cent for operations in the Northeast. In the Eastern Command, most of the distinguished

service awards were given for operations and administrative efficiency either along the LAC or in the hinterland for

counter-insurgency operations. "Of the individual gallantry awards given in the

Eastern Command, 37 per cent were for distinguished service along the LAC and 47 per cent for operations in the

hinterland," he said. As far as the unit citations are concerned, altogether

22 awards were given, including the Chief of Army Staff's citation and Army Commander's citation, he said.

These include 10 units that got citations for operations along the Line of Actual Control, while 8 units got

it for operations in the hinterland for counter-insurgency operations.

Two units got it for infrastructure development, which were done mainly along the Chinese border, he said.

"While the grant of these awards is not a reflection of the security situation either on the LAC or in the

hinterland, but this gives some indication as to where the priorities lie," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....

How can technology help the future of mobility?

More than a billion people or one-third of the global rural population lacked access to all-season roads and transport services in 2016, subsequently hindering the socio-economic development....


Latest News

Domestic air passenger traffic up by 2.20 pc in Jan 2020, says DGCA

The number of passengers carried by domestic airlines in January 2020 increased by 2.20 per cent to 127.83 lakhs as against 125.08 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviatio...

JVM MLAs Pradeep Yadav, Bandhu Tirkey join Congress

Two Jharkhand Vikas Morcha JVM expelled MLAs Pradeep Yadav and Bandhu Tirkey on Monday joined Congress party here in New Delhi. The JVM had on February 6, expelled MLA Pradeep Yadav from the party, a day after a notice was served to him see...

New parliament building will widen gap with the poor: Subhash Kashyap

Former Lok Sabha Secretary General Subhash Kashyap on Monday said the new parliament building will further widen the gulf between the government and the countrys poor. Speaking at a book launch at Gandhi Smriti here, Kashyap said when it co...

Andhra Pradesh officials demolished huts without notice in Pinagadi, allege villagers

People in Pinagadi village near Pendurthi on Monday alleged that state revenue officials forcibly demolished their huts without giving them time to pick up their belongings. Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority VMRDA and ...

Give Feedback