Myanmar Army visits state to discuss border issues

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Kohima, Apr 24: A 15-member delegation of Myanmar Army, led by Brig Gen Tin Maung Ohn, visited the Headquarters of 3 Corps at Rangapahar near Dimapur yesterday to discuss border issues between India and Myanmar, Defence sources said here today.

The delegation of Myanmar Army held a meeting with their Indian counterpart, headed by Maj Gen T S Handa, GOC, 57 Mountain Division, and discussed various issues, including cross-border insurgency, arms smuggling and border management. The delegation also called on Lt Gen M S Dadwal, GOC, 3 Corps, sources said.

The meeting laid the foundation for better understanding, friendly relations between two neighbours and will also help reduce insurgency through joint efforts. This type of liaison meeting is held twice a year to review and discuss issues of mutual interest between the two armies.

The next meeting between both the countries will be held in Myanmar. The Myanmar Army delegation will leave for Kolkata today.

It may be mentioned that Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh share international boundary with Myanmar lined by dense jungles, which provide safe haven to insurgent outfits, sources said.

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