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MoS Home ‘assures’ to resolve Arunachal security issues

The Union Minister, who is on his maiden two-day visit to the state capital, made this statement during his meeting with the senior Arunachal Pradesh Police officers at the Police Headquarters here this evening.

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Itanagar: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nisith Pramanik on Friday reiterated the strategic importance of Arunachal Pradesh for the country and “assured to work out every possibility for resolving security issues in the state”.

The Union Minister, who is on his maiden two-day visit to the state capital, made this statement during his meeting with the senior Arunachal Pradesh Police officers at the Police Headquarters here this evening.

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During the meeting, the MoS for Home Affairs was briefed on various issues including insurgency in TCL (Tirap-Changlang-Longding) region, operationalization of Special Task Force (STF), modernization of police forces, narcotics, shortage of police manpower, etc.

Pramanik on his part assured to pursue the matter of narcotics in the state with Union Home Minister Amit Shah for an early and decisive solution. He also assured to take up the matter of increasing Centre’s funding ratio for two sanctioned IRB battalions for the state from 75:25 to 100 percent.

In regard to the welfare of people living in villages along the international borders, the MoS disclosed that Arunachal Pradesh will be allocated adequate funds under the Centre’s new Vibrant Villages Programme.

Further, he invited the state Home Department headed by Home Minister Bamang Felix to visit New Delhi with proposals concerning development and welfare of the Police Department and its personnel.

Earlier, Home Minister Bamang Felix, in his deliberation, highlighted the critical requirement for creation of three group centers in Eastern, Western and Central part of the state to act as gated communities having inbuilt self-sufficiency for police personnel and their families, a statement from the state Home Minister’s office said.

Apart from raising the funding ratio for the two sanctioned IRBns, Felix also sought the Centre’s continued support under ‘TCL Action Plan’, inclusion of scope for housing projects for police under the Centre’s Modernization of Police Forces (MPF) scheme, etc.

Earlier, the visiting MoS along with Felix, MLA Hayeng Mangfi, DGP (in-charge) Chukhu Apa, IGP Apur Bitin, state’s security advisor S C Mohanty and others visited the 1st AAPBn headquarters at Chimpu where state’s STF personnel demonstrated unarmed combat and hostage rescue techniques, and weapon display. 

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