Saturday, September 25, 2021

Nagaland, Assam sign agreement for withdrawal of forces with view to de-escalate tension along Assam-Nagaland border

Nagaland and Assam Government has signed an agreement for withdrawal of forces with a view to de-escalate tension along the Assam-Nagaland border. The agreement was signed by the Chief Secretary of Nagaland J Alam and Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua on Saturday at  Chumukedima Police House in Dimapur in the presence of Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu.

Both sides agreed that to maintain peace and tranquility in the areas around Ao Senden Village and Vikuto Village as they are known in Nagaland and known as Jankhona Nala, Nagajankha and Compartment No.12 respectively in Assam, urgent and effective steps are required for diffusing the stand-off between the security forces of Nagaland and Assam.

Both sides decided that security personnel of both states will simultaneously move back from their present locations to their respective base camps in the next 24 hours as far as possible.

Further, it was agreed that Nagaland and Assam will monitor the area by surveillance using UAV and satellite imagery with a view to maintaining status quo.

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