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Army chief in Nagaland

IANS  |  Kohima 

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived here to review the security situation in poll-bound Nagaland.

Elections to the 60-member Nagaland assembly are scheduled to be held in February next year.

Soon after he landed at the Dimapur airport, Gen. Rawat reviewed the prevailing law and order situation at the army's Spear Corps headquarters in Dimapur.

He will also call on Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang to discuss vital aspects pertaining to the state and visit important locations in Nagaland apart from Assam and Manipur.

Besides the prevailing security situation in these states, facilitating the ongoing peace process as well as improving employment generation opportunities will also figure in the discussions.

During the visit, the Army chief will be accompanied by Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, and Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, General Officer Commanding Spear Corps.

The Spear Corps, besides undertaking extensive Counter Insurgency operations in the three northeast states -- Nagaland, Assam and Manipur, is also responsible for conduct of operations along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh.

During the visit, Rawat will undertake an appraisal of operations of Spear Corps along the Line of Actual Control as well as Counter Insurgency Operations.



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First Published: Thu, December 28 2017. 18:00 IST