BJP wants Northeast Security Council to deal with terror, infiltration

January 8th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyAgartala, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded the formation of a Northeast Security Council (NSC) to tackle the region’s twin challenges of terrorism and infiltration. “The NSC should be formed in line with the National Security Council (NSC) to effectively tackle insurgency and infiltration from across the border,” said P. Chandra Sekhar Rao, BJP’s northeast zonal secretary.

“The proposed NSC can be formed comprising security experts and analysts from the central and state armed forces, state and central intelligence officials, who are familiar with the numerous problems of the region,” he told journalists.

The BJP leader accused the the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of failing to combat terrorism in the country.

“Formation of the NSC would get top priority and it would be constituted within 100 days, if the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comes to power at the centre,” Rao said.

The BJP leader also demanded fencing of India’s border with Myanmar and China.

“The region’s militants have been using Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar soil for training and shelter, while getting arms from China,” Rao said.

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