ITANAGAR, Feb 22: The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Tezpur-based 4 Corps (also known as Gajraj Corps), Lt Gen Ravin Khosla called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra at Raj Bhavan here today. They discussed the security issues, including law and order and civil-military relations in the frontier state.
The Governor emphasised that the security of every inch of the land must be ensured and at the same time, a sense of security be instilled amongst the people.
He said that the spilling over of insurgency has affected the three eastern Arunachal districts in addition to four police station areas of Roing, Sunpura, Namsai and Mahadevpur.
Concerned about the safety of the people against extortion, intimidation and unlawful detention by the insurgent groups, the Governor said that strict vigil must be maintained so that over-ground workers are stopped from disturbing the peace and developmental process in the State.
Exchange of intelligence amongst the Army, police and administration must be fast and in real time for effective countermeasures by the State, he said.
The Governor advised the GOC, 4 Corps to focus on better civil-army relationship to strengthen the local support for the defence in all eventualities. He also stressed on the local welfare measures, which the Armed Forces so gracefully provide for the civilian population in the remote border areas, including the proactive provision of medical facilities to the people.
The General Officer also met the Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his Secretariat office premises here and discussed issues relating to border security and expanding road connectivity to far-flung border areas.
In a post on Twitter, Khandu wrote: “Securing our borders through development. A call on by Lt Gen Ravin Khosla, General Officer Commanding of Gajraj Corps, Tezpur today. Discussed on expanding road networks in the borders and making it habitable.”