Lt Gen Manoj Pande, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, Indian Army, HQ Kolkata accompanied by Lt Gen Robin Khosla, GOC 4 Corps Indian Army, HQ Tezpur, called on Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi on July 12 at Raj Bhavan in Guwahati.
The Assam governor enquired about the security situation and army’s presence in Upper Assam districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Golaghat and Charaideo.
The governor also enquired about abduction of the employees of ONGC from the exploration sites.
Mukhi appreciated the coordination between Assam Police, Indian Army and other security forces deployed in the state. He mentioned about the illegal smuggling of arms, gold, drugs and liquor through Myanmar via Moreh and requested Indian Army to play a more dominant role in combing the inter-state movement of such contraband, especially through Nagaland.
He further discussed about his views on maintenance of a peaceful ecosystem in the state of Assam and assured Indian Army of all support in its effort to defend the nation.
The Assam governor also mentioned about the recent state level security review conducted by him and appreciated the efforts made by all security agencies including Assam Police, Indian Army, BSF, SSB and CRPF.