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State Govt. beefs up security ahead of Indian President visit

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Imphal, April 17: To make sure that no untoward incident happens in the state particularly in Imphal and Thoubal area state government has directed the concern authority to beef up security across the state.
President Pranab Mukherjee is visiting the state on April 23 to grace the Khongjom Day observation and also to inaugurate the Khongjom War Monument. Mr. Mukherjee will return back to the capital city on the same evening for Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Chief Secretary O . Nabakishore had convened a high level meeting on April 11 at 3 pm with all heads of all concern government departments including the Home department as well as the heads of the para-military and army.
A source with the Imphal Times said that DGP Manipur will be responsible for the overall security arrangement in connection to the visit of the president. The source further added that the IGAR will provide additional Jammers for the VVIP carcade. Both the IGAR South and the GOC 57 Mountain Division will also assist the DGP to sanitise all places of VVIP visit.
The DGP of Manipur shall also ensure that the jammers being provided for the presidential carcade do not interfere with the Aircraft Signal System, for which a Nodal Officer shall be detailed at Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Imphal.
According to an official source the President is expected to arrive at Imphal Tulihal airport at 2.20 pm. On his arrival at the Imphal airport Manipur Governor V. Samuganathan, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Chief Secretary O Nabakishore, DGP LM Khoute , Deputy Commissioners of both Imphal East and Imphal West district will give a reception to the President.
From the airport the president will be lifted by a helicopter for the Khongjom Day Observation Venue.
At Kodompokpi Helipad ,  Education Minister Kh Ratan, Agriculture Minister, Additional Chief Secretary, Additional DGP and Deputy Commissioner of Thoubal district will give a warm reception and will accompany the President to the observance venue.
Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam along with other MLAs will felicitate the President while inaugurating the Khongjom War monument.

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