On her second day of Moreh visit, Tengnoupal district, Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Wednesday inspected the India-Myanmar border fencing in Moreh along the Border Pillar No 78 and 79.
Uikey visited the 5th Assam Rifles Forward Post at Chavangphai where she was briefed by the officials of Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) about the progress of the on-going fencing works along the border.
Officials informed the governor that the on-going fencing works along the border will be completed by the first week of May this year. She also interacted with the engineers and workers of BRTF and thanked them for their relentless efforts to complete the fencing work.
On her arrival at the AR Post, she was accorded a warm welcome by minister TA & Hills Letpao Haokip, commander 26 Sector, Assam Rifles Brig Ved Pal and Colonel Raja Israil, CO, 5th AR and the Jawans. She interacted with officers and jawans and thanked them for their contribution in maintaining the safety and security of the citizens of the state.
She also interacted with women jawans posted there and enquired about their grievances and assured them to take up necessary steps. Talking to the jawans, she said, “We are proud of our security forces who have been working round the clock for our safety. Although anti-social elements, drug smugglers and militants have been trying to disturb peace from across the border, our security forces are strong enough to foil their attempts at any cost,” she said.
Cases of drug trafficking, illegal smuggling etc. along the border have decreased significantly due to the strict vigil maintained by the security forces, she added. Earlier, she visited the Moreh Helipad where she was briefed by the officers of Assam Rifles about the security preparedness along the border to check infiltration, drug trafficking, illegal smuggling and to face any eventuality in brisk of the current political instability and disturbances in Myanmar at any time. (DIPR)