Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Security has been beefed up in Mizoram ahead of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to the state.
The Union Home Minister will arrive in Aizawl on Monday to review security situation along the Indo-Myanmar border. He will be accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju and other officials at the centre.
Official sources said that more security personnel would be deployed in busy places in the state capital and other parts of the state to avoid untoward incident.
On his arrival, Singh along with Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju will hold meeting with Chief Ministers of four northeastern states bordering Myanmar here on Monday to review the security situation.
State home department officials said that Singh will meet the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland on Monday to review the security situation along Indo-Myanmar border and he will also visit Parva village in Lawngtlai district and other Myanmar border areas by BSF helicopter.
Other officials such as Union Home Secretary, Internal Security Secretary, Border Management Secretary, Joint Secretary of Home Ministry incharge of Northeast and Home Ministers, Home Secretaries and DGP of the four Northeastern states are expected to take part in the meet.
The Union Home Minister will leave for New Delhi on Tuesday.
Meanwhile police officials have asked people especially vehicle drivers to be careful and avoid congestion along the busy road between Thuampui helipad and Raj Bhavan in Aizawl during the Home minister visit. All traffic officials were also asked to remain round the clock vigil during his stay in the state capital.
Mizoram shares an unfenced 510-km border with Myanmar and 318 km with Bangladesh, providing infiltrators, terrorists and smugglers an opportunity to illegally move across the border.
There is a 16-km-wide free zone (8 km on either side of the frontier) along the 1,643-km unfenced India-Myanmar border.
Four northeastern states – Arunachal Pradesh (520 km), Manipur (398 km), Nagaland (215 km) and Mizoram (510 km) – share the 1,643-km mountainous border with Myanmar.