NSAB Chairman visits Rangapahar

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IMPHAL, May 19: A team of National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) comprising of Shyam Saran, Chairman NSAB and Ex Foreign Secretary Government of India; PC Haldar, former Director IB; Lt Gen PC Bharadwaj (Retd), former Vice Chief of Army Staff; Lt Gen Prakash Menon (Retd), Military Advisor NSAB and YS Sharawat, Chairman Port Authority of India are on a 10 days visit  to North Eastern States of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal  Pradesh in connection  with infrastructural  development  issues.

According to a PIB release, the team was briefed by Lt Gen AK Sahni, SM, VSM, GOC Spear Corps at Rangapahar, yesterday on the progress of Infrastructure Development in the Corps Z.  The team was also apprised on the operational preparedness and prevailing security situation in the region.  The various issues concerning construction of roads, habitat for the troops and acquisition of land were debated in detail and measures to speed up the process were discussed.

Prior to this, the team had been to Manipur, where in, it visited Moreh town  and interacted with the local Border Trade  Association, and discussions in connection with setting up of the Integrated  Check Post at Moreh were held, it stated.

It then stated, the team also had a meeting with CM of Manipur and discussed the potential of an Economic Corridor to SE Asia. The plan for developing a modern city of international standards at Moreh, the issues of smuggling, drug trafficking and Border Management were also discussed in the said meeting.

The team shall be visiting the forward areas to get a firsthand knowledge on the progress of various infrastructural development works under way. The team is also likely to visit Tezpur, before heading back to Delhi, the release said.

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