Mizoram MP urges Centre to raise Mizo regiment
Mizoram’s lone Rajya Sabha member, K Vanlalvena has urged the Centre to raise a Mizo regiment in the Army or a paramilitary force Mizoram Rifles to guard the state’s international borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Vanlalvena said Mizos had resisted British rule and two Mizo chiefs Dokulha Chinzah and Ropuiliani had spent a large part of their lives in prisons.
“Mizo youths, with their inborn fighting spirit and strong desire to join security forces, can make the best army regiment or paramilitary force in the country,” Vanlalvena said.
The Assam Rifles guards the border with Myanmar, while the Bangladesh border is taken care of by the Border Security Force(BSF).
Security forces in Northeast India play a vital role in safeguarding the borders and checking the smuggling of weapons and drugs.
Mizoram shares a 404-km international border with Myanmar and a 318-km border with Bangladesh. (PTI)