Secure India Conclave 2018: Experts says intense development & infrastructure needed to put NE states on par with India
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New Delhi: To shed more light on the reality of Prime Minister to make New India: Secure India, a Non-government organisation, Global Counter Terrorism Council hold ‘Secure India National Conclave 2018’ on ‘Internal Security and Boarder Management, in New Delhi today.
On first day of two-day long conclave, slew of issues like Internal Security Challenges in the North-East, J&K: Present reality and future pathways, Modern policing, Left extremism and so on were discussed, where experts from their respective fields shared their experiences and views to resolve the issue.
In the first session, the experts shared insightful information on Internal Security Challenges in the North-East states. Putting light on subject, former DG Assam Rifles Lt. Gen Shokin Chauhan said, “Issue of North-East in much bigger than Jammu & Kashmir because NE states have numerous different tribal communities, who spokes different languages and everyone have their own demands and problems. Large terrains and lack of infrastructure make the life difficult there.”
Moreover, there are also internal radical groups which create violence. “If the government wants to solve the issue, they should understand the common people and their problems and create infrastructure and free market place.” He added.”
Later, former governor of Arunachal Pradesh General JJ Singh said, “Flow of fake currency and arms supply is also a big issue there but from past few years we have seen huge decline in those cases.”
Speaking on the issue of International Boarders touching to the NE states, he said, “Borders in NE are more secure than J&K, but there are some dispute with China which could to resolve by talks.”
Later, Ex-Home Secretary, Government of India said that the current government has put light on the issues of NE states. “To honour NE states, Union government should add the Brahamputra River to national anthem replacing Yamuna and increase train connectivity in those states.”