Rajnath expresses concern on Indo-Myanmar border situation

Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday expressed concerns over the recent developments along India-Myanmar border and said he has constituted a committee to review how to effectively manage the issue.

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Addressing the northeast chief ministers’ meet here, he said the committee, headed by security expert R.N. Ravi, has already reviewed the situation and is expected to submit its report soon.

The minister said: “We should not ignore the border population. There are 240 villages with over two lakh population within 10 km of the India-Myanmar border.”

“This large population is without any security cover. They are at the mercy of insurgents. Similar situation prevails along the India-Bhutan border,” he added.

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