GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - Overall security scenario in the North East has improved considerably with militant groups on the back foot following the operations by Myanmar Army. The police forces of the states of the region have decided to further improve cooperation and collaboration to prevent the ultras from regrouping and to stop the militant groups from going for fresh recruitments.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Director General of Assam Police, Kula Saikia said that as the militants normally try to make their presence felt in the run up to the Independence Day celebrations, the police and security forces are fully geared up to thwart any challenge. He said that the police forces of the entire region are also coordinating among themselves to deal with militants.
Saikia revealed that the coordination between the police forces of the North East states improved considerably over the years but there is still scope for further improvement with �real time sharing of intelligence inputs�. The militants very often cross over from one state to another after indulging in an act of violence and real time sharing of all intelligence inputs among the police forces of the states of the region can be of great help in dealing with such incidents, he added.
The DGP said that the recent meeting of the police chiefs of the states of the region, held in Imphal, discussed ways to further improve coordination and sharing of intelligence so that militancy in the region can be dealt with effectively. He pointed out that the militant groups are on the back foot after the Myanmar Army operations and there is a possibility that facing the heat in the neighbouring country, members of the militant groups may try to sneak into India. That is why, there is need for coordinated efforts by the police forces of the region to keep a close watch on the situation. There have been reports of militants in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland and the police forces of the region are working in a coordinated manner to deal with them.
There have been instances in the past when militant groups managed to regroup after facing setbacks and the police forces have learnt the lessons from the past and all out efforts are on to prevent occurrence of such situation. The recent meeting also discussed the issue and chalked out strategies to prevent the militant groups from regrouping and to prevent them from going for fresh recruitments.