DIMAPUR, Sept 6 - Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said some North Eastern States are now completely free from insurgency-related violence, while in some others, insurgent activities have largely been contained due to the combined efforts of security forces and government policies over the years.
Rio said the overall security situation in the North East has shown a significant improvement in recent years with the decline in the number of insurgency-related violent incidents and casualties of security forces as well as civilians.
He was speaking at the valedictory function of the two-day 26th conference of DGPs, IGPs and heads of Central police organisations of the North East region at the Rhododendron Hall of the Nagaland Police Complex in Chumukedima.
Referring to Nagaland, Rio said most Naga national organisations are under ceasefire and there is relative cessation of hostilities except for some stray incidents from time to time.
He was hopeful that the ongoing Indo-Naga political dialogue would reach a logical conclusion soon by way of a democratic political settlement that is honourable and acceptable to the people.
Stating that the Naga movement is being considered the mother of all insurgencies in the entire North East region, Rio said a political solution to the Naga political imbroglio would definitely bring stability to the entire North East and change the dynamics of security in the region.
He expressed the hope that a solution would be worked out at the earliest so that a new era of genuine peace, all-round development and economic growth would dawn in the region.
Rio also highlighted some areas of concern and challenges collectively faced in the present changing environment. He mentioned terrorism, cyber crimes, financial fraud and organised crimes using modern technology as some challenges faced by the police and security agencies.
He noted that such situations create unseen enemies and called for new strategies to tackle the new challenges.
�This scenario has been termed as the fourth generation warfare,� he added.
With the changing times and new global realities, Rio stressed the need to relook at the mode of training and curriculum so that the police forces can work in tune with the constantly changing dynamics.
Talking about trust deficit on the police force in the eyes of the common man due to issues of corruption, harassment and long procedures, Rio said, �We need to introspect and undertake measures to correct the system in the greater interest of the nation and win the trust of the citizens.�
Rio added: �We need to ensure an atmosphere of security and stability which should be powered by teamwork, mutual respect and cohesion within us.� He said the region can collectively play a better contributing role in the emergence of India as a global power in all aspects.