IMPHAL, April 28: The 43rd Indo-Myanmar Border Liaison Meeting between Indian Army Officers and Myanmar Army Officers was held today at Myanmar from April 28 to May 2.
A statement issued by the PIB has stated that a twelve member Indian army delegation led by Major General DS Hooda, GOC HQ 57 Mountain Division under the aegis of HQ 3 Corps had left today morning for Myanmar to attend the 43rd Indo-Myanmar Border Liaison Meeting.The Indo-Myanmar Border Liaison Meet is a landmark event where representatives of both the Armies interact and exchange views on matters relating to security of border areas and measures to be initiated to control insurgency in both countries. The event also gives an opportunity to all the delegates to know each other personally and helps in further strengthening the friendly bond and co-operation between both the countries, added the statement.
Meanwhile, According to another statement of the PIB, the Red Shield Division of the Indian Army on Thursday handed over earth moving machineries to the Myanmar Army as part of assistance to Myanmar for Road construction.
In a simple ceremony organized at 31st Assam Rifles location at the Border town of Moreh, Major General DS Hooda, GOC of Red Shield Division handed over two Tata JCB 315V (Back Hoes) to the Myanmar Army officials, it said.
It also added that a number of Indian Army officers who are part of Indo-Myanmar Border Liaison Meeting Delegation, being held at Myanmar from 28 April to 02 May alongwith Myanmar Army officials attended the function.
The equipment was presented to Brig Gen Aung San Chit, commander RCC, Kalay of the Myanmar army.
This gesture by the Indian Army will strengthen co-operation between the two neighbours for future growth and amiable relationship. The ceremony culminated with Major General DS Hooda, handing over the keys of the engineer equipment to the Myanmar authorities, it added.