Chidambaram to review security situation in Assam

January 1st, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI  

P. Chidambaram

Guwahati, Jan 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will visit Assam today to review the security situation in the State.
During his visit, he will meet Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and the Unified Command to know about the present security scenario.
Issues like the establishment of a National Security Guard (NSG) hub at Guwahati, cross-border terrorism along Bangladesh boundary and strengthening of intelligence network among the North-eastern states are expected to be discussed during the meeting.
On Wednesday, the Home Ministry had said in its year-ender report that there has been a notable improvement in law and order in the North East.
In the North East, the ministry said the overall security situation improved. Causalities of civilians and security force personnel decreased to 506 up to December 15, 2008 as compared to 577 during the corresponding period in the previous year. 4139 militants were killed or surrendered/arrested during 2008 up to December 15, 2008 against 2975 in the previous year. However, the security situation in Nagaland, Manipur and Assam continued to cause concern.
As far as the Naxal situation was concerned, the number of incidents of violence and police/civilian casualties were 1435 and 658 as compared to 1420 and 636 for the corresponding period of the year 2007. (ANI)

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