Indian Army’s three-prong domination strategy aims for peace in Manipur
The Indian army has devised a peace strategy for Manipur, involving the restructuring of security architecture, the infusion of extra resources, and flag marches.
The Indian Army, in collaboration with Assam Rifles, has made substantial changes to the security infrastructure and allocated extra resources to address the crisis in Manipur. (Photo: India Today)
The Indian Army, in collaboration with Assam Rifles, has made substantial changes to the security infrastructure and allocated extra resources to address the crisis in Manipur.
As a result, the situation is gradually improving, and people are starting to return home. The Army and Assam Rifles are monitoring the situation 24/7, not only in Manipur’s mainland but also along the Indo-Myanmar border.
To maintain surveillance in the area, the Indian Army has deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Mi17 and Cheetah helicopters. They have also conducted numerous foot patrols and flag marches to reassure the locals.
A total of 128 Army and Assam Rifles columns, UAVs, and other aerial surveillance assets are actively monitoring the region to ensure peace and security.
Moreover, the Army and Assam Rifles have urged the locals to ignore any malicious attempt to disrupt the harmony in the region through distorted interpretations or misrepresentation of facts.
VIOLENCE IN MANIPUR
The conflict between the Meitei and Kuki communities in Manipur has resulted in the deaths of nearly 60 people.
The violence started during the ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ on May 3, which was organized by the All-Tribal Students Union (ATSU) of Manipur. The march was held in protest against the demand for the inclusion of the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category after a directive from the Manipur High Court.
The situation in the region remains tense and volatile due to the ongoing clashes between the two communities.