Eastern Command Chief Takes Stock of Manipur Security Operations

Published: 08th August 2015 03:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2015 03:43 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA:Newly appointed General Officer Commanding-In-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Eastern Command Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi on Friday visited militancy-hit Manipur and reviewed the security arrangements there. And Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, GOC 3 Corps, accompanied the Army Commander during the visit to Leimakhong Garrison.

Lt Gen Bakshi was briefed on the prevailing security situation in the area of responsibility(AoR)by the GOC Red Shield Division. Following this the Army Commander interacted with officers and Commanders of the formation.

The Army Commander was briefed by the GOC Red Shield Division on the prevailing security situation in the area of responsibility, which was followed by interaction with officers and commanders of the formation.

Lt Gen Bakshi reviewed the security operations being carried out in the state to combat the insurgency in the affected areas.

According to a Union Ministry of Defence (MoD) release, the GOC-in-C expressed satisfaction at the state of affairs in the region and complimented all ranks of the Division on their all-round endeavours to effectively combat insurgency in the state. He directed them to ensure people-friendly operations.

Following the signing of the Naga accord between the Centre and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), the Khaplang faction had threatened to attack defence establishments as well as personnel in Nagaland and Manipur.

Eighteen soldiers of Dogra Regiment were killed in an ambush by the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland  (Khaplang) faction in June, following which the Army carried out cross-border a surgical strike on the camps of North East insurgent outfits located on Myanmarese soil.

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