Arunachal: Centre deploys Army along China border

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Guwahati, Aug 23: With persistent demands from the Arunachal government, the Centre has finally initiated steps for enlarging security measures along the border of Indo-China in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, Aug 22.

As per reports, MP from Arunachal Sanjoy Takam and Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu met Prime Minister and the Defence Minister and discussed the situation on the ground. Takam said that the Government of India has sanctioned two additional divisions of the Army to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh for improving vigil along the international border with China.

The personnel of the Arunachal Scouts would work along with the Army under the Ministry of Defence as they are well aware of the ground situation and would assist the Army in manning the border.

Takam also said some parts of Arunachal were facing food scarcity in the border areas and the matter has already been taken up with the Prime Minister and following his directive, the Centre has convened a high level meeting on Aug 26 to resolve the issue.

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