13th Indo-Myanmar RBC meet underway
IMPHAL, 1st Nov: The 13th Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet is being held at Mantripukhri Garrison, Imphal under the aegis of Spear Corps of Indian Army from October 31.
The deliberations on security-related issues of India and Myanmar will conclude on Friday once the minutes of the meeting are signed by leaders of both the delegations. A 19 member delegation consisting of officials of the Myanmar army, police and bureaucratic departments are attending the meeting, informed a PRO IGAR (S) release.
India and Myanmar share a rich cultural, socio-political, religious and ethnic history and even today, both the nations are working together to create a peaceful environment that will lead to economic development of the entire South-East Asian region with all countries connected in a warm embrace of interdependence.
Over the years, RBC meets have contributed immensely towards enhancing mutual understanding and fostering stronger friendship between the two countries. The Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet is a bi-annual landmark event which provides opportunities for representatives of security forces and civil establishment of both India and Myanmar to discuss and resolve crucial issues relating to border management, bi-lateral cooperation and insurgency. This forum is a platform for the delegates to brainstorm various issues and exchange information, thereby further strengthening the bond between both the countries.
The Indian delegation was headed by GOC Spear Corps Lt Gen Gopal R and the Myanmar delegation by Commander, North West Command of Myanmar army Maj Gen Phone Myat. They were accompanied by civil and military officials of their respective countries. The 13th edition of biannual meet is being held under an extremely cordial and friendly atmosphere where the Myanmarese delegation was accorded a warm traditional Manipuri welcome. The delegation was enthralled by the amazing beauty, grace and energy of the traditional cultural performances by the local Manipuri artistes. After the meeting, the delegation will be taken to Bodh Gaya, the most revered place for all Buddhists. Such initiatives provide a vital fillip to strengthen the historic relationship between India and Myanmar and will also contribute towards the success of the Act East policy of India, the release added.