Union HM Shah meets CMs of Assam, Arunachal to discuss border issues


Guwahati: Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday discussed the border row between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi. Both the chief ministers of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu were present in the discussion.

In November, tension in the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border resurfaced again after unidentified miscreants fired at a forest official at Ranga Reserve Forest in Lakhimpur district along the interstate border areas of the two states.

Both the states subsequently ordered probe into the matter while advocating on exchanging dialogues to settle the long pending border row. Assam has been engage with discussions with Meghalaya and Mizoram to reach to an amicable solution of the existing border rows between the neighbouring states.

Chief minister Sarma after the meeting told media, “Union Home Minister met me and CM Arunachal Pradesh primarily on issue of border realignment and alignment between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.’

Chief MInister Sarma added that the discussion was fruitful and more rounds of discussion would be held soon. “We’ve made some progress and next round of discussion between the two states will take place in month of January,” he added.