SHILLONG, Sept 14 - With concerns being raised about exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar, the Assam Rifles today said that its troops are on high alert along the Indo-Myanmar border to stop infiltration of the Myanmarese nationals into the country.
The Assam Rifles said the troops in the hill districts of north-eastern States, bordering Myanmar, are �on high alert due to apprehension of illegal immigrants trying to enter one of the States� by crossing the international border illegally.
The Assam Rifles guards the 1624 km border with Myanmar across the States of Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
According to officials, patrolling all along the Indo Myanmar border was intensified over the last three days. �Till today, no illegal immigrant has been detected or intercepted. High priority is being given to the border town of Moreh and South Mizoram,� the officials said.
Rohingyas have fled their homes in Rakhine State in Myanmar following a crackdown by the military in Myanmar. Most of these refugees have taken shelters in Bangladesh, which is struggling to cope with this humanitarian crisis.
There is a growing concern that these huge number of refugees might sneak into India�s North-east and pose security concern. India on its part has refused entry of Rohingyas into the country due to security concerns.