Centre asks NE states to strengthen intelligence system

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Agartala, Nov 8 (UNI) The Union Home Ministry has asked North-eastern states to strengthen their intelligence wings for better 1coordination between centre and state intelligence services.

Official source here today said that the ministry has decided to post a senior central intelligence officer in the region to ensure smooth co-ordination in intelligence gathering following serial blasts in Agartala and Guwahati.

Besides, re-orientation of intelligence network in the Northeast, the Centre has assured to use latest technology in all sectors of policing, intelligence gathering and BSF patrolling along Indo-Bangladesh border to prevent trans-border movement of militants, sources added.

The ministry further asked Tripura,Meghalaya and Assam governments to seal the vulnerable stretch of international border and also assured to compensates the states for shifting their population from near the international border.

The ministry has pressed the alarm bell following reports that DGFI and ISI were working on a game plan to destabilise the region.

The Centre has identified 15 such groups of North-east, which has intensified its relationship with HUJI and LeT recently, sources said adding strategy had been formulated to prevent northeastern militants using Bangladesh hideouts for guerilla training against India.

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