Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul met with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the situation in Tawang and on security related issues in the state on Thursday.
The Chief Minister informed that the situation in Tawang is being constantly monitored, after Monday’s firing incident that left two dead and scores other injured. He informed that on the basis of the outcome of a peace committee meeting held recently, the situation is normalizing.
He appealed for additional companies of Security Forces in Tawang and Bomdila and also additional CRPF companies for Kanubari bye-elections.
To accelerate trained manpower to take on insurgents in the area, the Chief Minister appealed for a Counter Insurgency Operations School for North East Region at Arunachal Pradesh, which would enhance field based training, calibrated response. The institute would become the centre for research and development relating to insurgencies in North East and will provide a road map for holistic strategy for the Government of India.
For effective border management with air support along the India-Myanmar border, the CM asked for replacement of Assam Rifle with BSF. He also requested for border fencing on the pattern of Indo-Pakistan border for impregnable border management, thereby, deterring the insurgents free access to insurgency affected districts of Tirap and Changlang.