Itanagar. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has stressed the importance of seamless coordination and intelligence sharing among the security forces in North Eastern (NE) states to ensure security of the region.
He was addressing the delegates at the 25th Conference of Directors General of Police (DsGP)/Inspectors General of Police (IsGP) and Heads of Central Police Organisations (CPOs) of the NE region in Itanagar on September 13.
Complimenting the forces for successfully handling the complex issues over the years leading to improved security scenario in the region, Rijiju said security issues and policing in NE states are unique and challenging because the whole region is bordered by neighbouring countries.
He said due to its geographical situation and exposure to International Border, the region has to deal with not only internal but external issues also. Rijiju lauded the role played by State Police of NE states and the consistent support by Central Police forces for maintaining law and order situation in the region.
The Minister emphasised coordination, cooperation and flawless intelligence sharing are crucial aspects for security. He said security situation in the NE states has improved significantly in last four and half years and the level of violence and causality figures in the region have come down by more than 50 per cent.
Further he said the Assam Rifles Academy at Diphu (Karbi Anglong district, Assam) has been identified for specialised training of North East police in counter-insurgency operations and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been conducting training modules for police in the region for investigation of terror related cases.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, speaking on the occasion, urged the police chiefs to take steps to ensure regular informal talks among senior police officers of inter-state border districts to deal with the concerns of people of border areas.
Arunachal Pradesh Director General of Police SBK Singh and Intelligence Bureau Additional Director AK Mishra also spoke on this occasion.
The two-day conference of police and intelligence officers was attended by DsGP and senior police officers from NE states, senior officers from Central Police Organisations and Intelligence Bureau. That apart, the West Bengal Police Department also took part in the conference.