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India, Myanmar agree to counter-insurgency cooperation plan

Both sides also draw up plan to prevent smuggling of wildlife, narcotic drugs

Guwahati: India and Myanmar have come to an agreement to take stern action against insurgent groups operating within their territories. The the countries have also agreed to take action in preventing smuggling of narcotic drugs and wildlife.

The two countries have decided to manage the international borders including implementation of subsidiary pillars to demarcate the border.

During the 22nd national-level meeting between India and Myanmar held in New Delhi over two days on Thursday and Friday, home secretary Rajiv Gauba spearheaded the Indian side while Major General Aung Thu led the Myanmarese delegation.

In the past, militants from Nagaland belonging to NSCN(K) had killed 18 Army personnel in Manipur. These militants are said to be operating from camps situated in Myanmar.

When the Indian Army conducted operations against the NSCN(K), camps on Indo-Myanmar border and some in Myanmar were also hit. India has high hopes that such counter-insurgency cooperation plan will help the country to remove the remaining hideouts of NSCN(K) situated across the border.