Security in Mizoram borders to be strengthened

Centre has decided to tighten security along Mizoram`s porous international borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar rpt Myanmar to check trans-border movement of terrorists and smugglers, state home department officials said.

Last Updated: May 13, 2010, 19:49 PM IST

Aizawl: Centre has decided to tighten
security along Mizoram`s porous international borders with
Bangladesh and Myanmar rpt Myanmar to check trans-border
movement of terrorists and smugglers, state home department
officials said here today.

Sandwiched between the two countries, Mizoram shares
404 km and 318 km long borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh
respectively.

Quoting intelligence reports, the officials said
North-East militants hiding in the two countries frequently
use Mizoram, the most peaceful state in the region, as
corridors.

During their recent visits to the state, the chiefs of
BSF and Assam Rifles informed Mizoram Governor Lt General M M
Lakhera and Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla that more troops
would be deployed along the border areas, the officials said.

PTI