From Our Moreh Correspondent
MOREH, Feb 16: The fourth round of border liaison officers meeting of India and Myanmar was held today at the Trade Centre, Moreh from 11am to 3pm. The meeting took place in accordance with the understanding existing between the two nations to resolve all ensuing conflicts through the process of deliberation and co-operation.
The next round of liason officers meeting will be held in Tamu on the other side of the border in May, 2012.
The Indian team was led by DC, Chandel, Th Chittaranjan while his counterpart from Tamu district, U Kyan Zaw Lin headed the Myanmar delegation. The other members of the Indian side were E Priyokumar, SP, Chandel, S Amirlal Sharma, SP, NAB, RK Darendrajit, SP Custom Preventive Force, Moreh, ASP Moreh, Y Ashok Kumar and ADC Moreh, Lunminthang Haokip.
On the other hand, the Myanmarese delegates include Lt Col Thet Mon, RU Kyan Thein, U Kyi Oo, U Saw Naing and Lt Col Linn Htut.
Among the issues brought up by the Myanmarese delegation was the border fencing between border posts numbers 78 and 79, which fall along the boundary of Moreh and Tamu towns. It proposed that fencing work be taken up only after the two sides reached at an agreement which is compliable to both sides.
At the same time, citing the absence of advanced medical care facilities on their side, the Myanmarese team requested more assistance in treatment of patients in India. It also raised the issue of border smuggling, timber and forest products into India during night time and shipping of drugs into Myanmar from the other side.
The Indian team argued in favor of the use of identity cards issued in English for conveniences of the authorities operating in both sides.
Their Myanmarese counterparts, though, expressed appreciation at the English classes imparted to their officials by staff from India during November and December last year.
The Indian side suggested that Myanmarese citizens who had been permitted entry into India on medical grounds should possess an authorization certificate from the Tamu authorities. It also sought that VIP tourists from India be given access to visit tourist sites in Tamu without passing through the immigration office.
The Indian team also showed their acknowledgement to their counterparts for their contribution in the peaceful conduct of the state Assembly elections recently.