Khandu  was attending the 46th Raising Day of Arunachal Pradesh Police
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Arunachal CM terms Army-police standoff as unfortunate 

He also promised to hold monthly sitting between the Army and the state police force for improving coordination and cooperation between the two forces.       

Itanagar: Just a few days after a video of a senior Army officer threatening policemen in Arunachal Pradesh for taking ‘action’ against two Arunachal Scouts jawans went viral and attracted a lot of criticism, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday condemned the incident and ensured to take all necessary measures to improve the relation between the Army and the state police and administration.

Khandu who was attending the 46th Raising Day of Arunachal Pradesh Police, reportedly termed the entire scuffle as “unfortunate”.

He also promised a monthly sitting to be held between the Army and the state police force for improving coordination and cooperation between the two forces.

Earlier, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju had gone to Bomdila to celebrate Diwali with the Army jawans, and are said to have intervened into the matter.

Rijiju had also taken to Twitter expressing his discontentment over the incident. His Tweet read, “Due to indecorous acts at individual level a reprehensible incident took place but whole institutions can’t be dragged along.”

On Monday, just three days after more than 100 Army jawans ransacked a police station and a nearby Public Works Department (PWD) office in Bomdila area of West Kameng district, a senior Army officer was seen threatening policemen for taking ‘action’ against two Arunachal Scouts jawans.

Protesting the Army’s stance on the issue, people came out in large numbers in Bomdila on Tuesday to protest against the Army “brutality” and “mistreatment” meted out to the police.