Myanmar-India border meeting in Imphal ‘constructive’


11th Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet between India and Myanmar. Photo: Organizers

The 11th Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet between India and Myanmar concluded on 27 October 2017 with the signing of the minutes of the meeting between the two countries, according to a press release.

The 11th edition of the meet was held at Imphal under the aegis of Spear Corps of Indian Army from 25-27 October, according to the Inspector General of the Assam Rifles (South) October 27.

An 18 member delegation from Myanmar, consisting of officials of the Army and Civil departments attended the meeting.

The Indian delegation was headed by Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC Spear Corps and the Myanmar delegation was headed by Maj Gen Phone Myat, Commander, North West Command. They were accompanied by other civil and military officials of their respective countries.

Maj Gen Phone Myat said the talks were fruitful with regards to commitments on the Myanmar-India border, and issues of insurgency.

He stressed his command’s commitment to protect the security and interests of India.

by Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan thanked the Myanmar delegation for the cordial and constructive engagement including discussions on border management, the Free Movement Regime and communications.

The Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet is a bi-annual landmark event which provides opportunities for representatives of Security Forces and Civil establishment of both the Nations to discuss and resolve crucial issues relating to border management, bi-lateral cooperation and terrorism. This forum is a platform for the delegates to brainstorm various issues and exchange information, thereby further strengthening the bond between both the countries.

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