Army Chief in Nagaland to review security situation

Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane with Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi at Raj Bhavan Kohima on November 24. (Photo Courtesy: PRO to Governor)
Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane with Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi at Raj Bhavan Kohima on November 24. (Photo Courtesy: PRO to Governor)

KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 24 (MExN): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Mukund Naravane met Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi and Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on November 24 to discuss the prevailing security situation in the State. 

The COAS assured the wholehearted support of the Army and Assam Rifles in maintaining peace and tranquility in the state and ensuring security along the Indo-Myanmar border.

A press release from the PIB (Defence Wing) informed that as part of Indian Army’s “efforts in contributing towards development and equitable opportunities to all sections of society,” a new residential facility at Kohima Orphanage to be run by Assam Rifles will be inaugurated by the COAS on November 25 prior to his return to New Delhi.

Earlier on Tuesday, Gen Naravane visited the various Army and Assam Rifles Headquarters in Nagaland and Manipur to make a firsthand assessment of the ground situation. The COAS interacted extensively with the troops deployed in the remote areas and appreciated their state of operational preparedness, morale and conduct of civic operations.

He arrived in Dimapur on November 23 and is on a three day visit to review the security situation in the NE, the release said.  

Upon his arrival in Dimapur, the COAS was briefed by Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command and Lieutenant General RP Kalita, GOC Spear Corps on operational preparedness along the northern borders as well as operations in hinterland of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. 

He was also briefed on the progress of the ongoing Naga peace talks, it added.