Special Director of Intelligence Bureau, RN Ravi, who is also the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, is arriving in the state on April 6 to take stock of the security measures being taken up along the Indo-Mayanmar Border. RN Ravi is also the GoI interlocutor to the ongoing Indo-Naga peace talk. The visit is count significant with the government of India under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been reportedly directing to bring a lasting solution to the 18 years old political dialogue with the NSCN-IM, source said.
Accompanied by Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary (North East) Shambhu Singh and Joint Secretary (BM) HK Makwana, Interlocutor RN Ravi will leave Imphal for Behiang in Churachandpur district by a Helicopter of Ministry of Home Affairs at 9.15 am soon after his arrival at Imphal. After landing at the Helipad of 26-sector AR, he will hold talk with the top officials of 26-AR and Civil Administration of Behiang during which key issues including increasing trend of ambush to security forces by the Militants in the border area, cross border smuggling of drugs and weapons will be discussed.
Source revealed that Interlocutor RN Ravi will also pay visit to militant stronghold areas like Samtal village in Chandel district, Chassad, Nampisa in Ukhrul district by Helicopter where he would meet
the personnels of 3 AR and 44-AR which are deployed there. He will collect a first-hand report from the AR officials regarding the inconveniences being faced by the security forces while taking up security measures to fight the militants operating in the border areas.
Visit of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Core Group headed by Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) Chairman in the state in the aftermath of March 31 Konkan ambush where two AR personnels were killed by the PLA cadres is taken serious, said the source, adding that the Joint Intelligence Committee Chairman will review the strategies to evict the North east militants from the Myanmar border.
According to the intimation received from the Centre, State Home Department has instructed the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of the districts to make necessary arrangements for the visit.