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�Smuggling of arms into NE a cause for concern�

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GUWAHATI, Aug 3 � Even though the intensity of militant activities in the State has gone down, smuggling of sophisticated weapons from abroad continues to be a concern for security forces.

This was conceded by Colonel KS Brar of Indian Army�s Red Horns Division during a �Media Fraternisation Exercise� organised at Rangiya today.

�Easy availability and movement of weapons in the North East is very much present, something which needs to be controlled,� Colonel Brar said while giving a detailed account of the activities of the Red Horns Division.

Brar also gave a detailed account of the arms and weapons recovery by the Army over the last few years.

He also said, �The perception of people towards Army has improved a lot over the years and a number of incidents were averted due to cooperation of the public.�

Earlier, the General Officer Commanding, Red Horns Division, Major General NS Ghei, dwelled on the imporantce of better Army-media relations for the greater interest of the society.

During the conduct of the exercise, speakers from the Army also explained the role of Army in counter-terrorism environment, and various welfare and developmental projects initiated by the Army for the people of Assam.

On the human rights issue, one of the speakers said that of the total number of charges brought against the Army, only a few have been proved and the Army has also taken suo moto cognizance of such cases.

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�Smuggling of arms into NE a cause for concern�

GUWAHATI, Aug 3 � Even though the intensity of militant activities in the State has gone down, smuggling of sophisticated weapons from abroad continues to be a concern for security forces.

This was conceded by Colonel KS Brar of Indian Army�s Red Horns Division during a �Media Fraternisation Exercise� organised at Rangiya today.

�Easy availability and movement of weapons in the North East is very much present, something which needs to be controlled,� Colonel Brar said while giving a detailed account of the activities of the Red Horns Division.

Brar also gave a detailed account of the arms and weapons recovery by the Army over the last few years.

He also said, �The perception of people towards Army has improved a lot over the years and a number of incidents were averted due to cooperation of the public.�

Earlier, the General Officer Commanding, Red Horns Division, Major General NS Ghei, dwelled on the imporantce of better Army-media relations for the greater interest of the society.

During the conduct of the exercise, speakers from the Army also explained the role of Army in counter-terrorism environment, and various welfare and developmental projects initiated by the Army for the people of Assam.

On the human rights issue, one of the speakers said that of the total number of charges brought against the Army, only a few have been proved and the Army has also taken suo moto cognizance of such cases.

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