Rajnath Singh to chair Northeast CMs meeting on July 11 in Guwahati

The Centre has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Northeastern states at Guwahati to discuss various issues, including strategy to deal with insurgents based in Myanmar.

New Delhi: The Centre has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Northeastern states at Guwahati to discuss various issues, including strategy to deal with insurgents based in Myanmar.

The meeting to be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Guwahati on July 11, will take stock of the security situation in the region and how to deal with emerging threats like increasing violence perpetrated by Northeast militants based in Myanmar, sources said.

This comes a month after Indian Army conducted a surgical strike on the camps of NSCN-K and other militant groups inside the territory of the neighbouring country after insurgents killed 18 Army soldiers in an ambush in Manipur.

Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will take part in the meeting.

Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will also participate in the meeting.

Ongoing infrastructure projects of roads, bridges, railways will also come up for review in the meeting which is expected to stress on time-bound completion of all development works.  

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