Imphal, 27 May 27 (MTNews): Army Chief General Manoj Pande arrived in the strife-torn state of Manipur on Saturday for a two-day visit aimed at evaluating the prevailing situation and formulating strategies to restore peace. The visit comes amidst sporadic incidents of violence that have rocked the region in recent weeks.
Official sources confirmed that General Pande will visit various locations within Manipur, engaging with local formation commanders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the ground reality. By obtaining a first-hand account of the situation, the army chief intends to assess the challenges and determine the best course of action to restore normalcy.
During his visit, General Pande was scheduled to hold crucial meetings with prominent officials, including Governor Anusuiya Uikey, Chief Minister N Biren Singh, and the state’s chief security advisor, Kuldiep Singh. These discussions will focus on analyzing the current situation and charting a future trajectory to bring about stability in the region.
In a parallel development, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to embark on a three-day visit to Manipur starting from May 29. Meanwhile, his deputy, Nityanand Rai, who is already in the state, has been engaging with leaders of various civil society organizations to gauge their perspectives on the ongoing unrest.
In response to the violence, the Army and the Assam Rifles have intensified their operations to track down militants suspected to be involved in the acts of aggression.