Imphal: Indian Army and Assam Rifles have launched large-scale combing operations in vulnerable flash points of Manipur on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Army Chief General Manoj Pande will be visiting Manipur Saturday to review the security situation in view of the recent violence there, said Indian Army officials.
Agency reports said the Army Chief would be briefed by the Eastern Command officials on the measures taken to bring the situation under control.
Continuing with operations, Army and Assam Rifles have launched multiple search operations in areas of Kangchuk, Motbung, Saikul, Pukhao & Sagolmang commencing the wee hours of 27 May in Manipur to track down any armed insurgents operating in these areas.
These operations are part of overall ongoing efforts of Army & Assam Rifles to restore peace & normalcy in the State of Manipur. Army Columns are using latest technology weapons, equipment & other Force Multipliers while operating in the forested mountainous areas.
Earlier on Friday, Chief Minister Biren Singh informed that additional security forces had been brought into the state and security personnel consisting of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Manipur Police, Manipur Rifles, India Reserve Battalion (IRB) and Village Defence Force (VDF) had been deployed at 38 vulnerable areas.
Appealing to the public not to have apprehension, the Chief Minister informed that operations had been conducted against armed militants in various areas in the periphery of the State.
Efforts are being made to hold peace talks with all sections of people and the Government has been meeting various peace committees formed in the wake of the prevailing situation in Manipur, he added.