Lt Gen Manoj Pande, GOC in C, Eastern Command, Indian Army calls on Assam Governor
Guwahati,: 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 Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam today at Raj Bhavan, Guwahati. Governor enquired about the security situation and Army’s presence in Upper Assam districts viz., Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Golaghat and Charaideo. Governor also enquired about abduction of the employees of ONGC from the exploration sites. Governor appreciated the perfect coordination between Assam Police, Indian Army and other security forces deployed in the State. Governor 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 eco-system in the state of Assam and assured Indian Army of all support in its effort to defend the Nation. Hon’ble 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.