PALLEL (MANIPUR), June 3 � Following media reports about Myanmar Government�s June 10 deadline for Manipur-based militant outfits to shut their camps on its soil, the Assam Rifles troops manning the Indo-Myanmar border are maintaining strict vigilance to prevent the militants from sneaking back into the State.
Major General UK Gurung, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) told media persons today at Sector 26 headquarters of Assam Rifles at Pallel, 50 km south of Imphal, that the Assam Rifles troops are �vigilant� across the international border between India and Myanmar.�... We are getting cooperation from our counterpart in Myanmar to tackle the insurgency and we are taking every precautionary steps so that they cannot sneak back to our side,� Major General Gurung added.
Manipur shares about 360 km long international boundary with Myanmar.
Quoting intelligence sources media reports said Myanmar army has ordered about 12-15 Manipur-based insurgent groups to leave the country on May 24 as a goodwill gesture. But it was not clear whether the report was official or not.