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Assam: Director General of Assam Rifles, Lt. Gen. Harminderjit Singh Sachdev confirmed that India and Myanmar have started joint border patrolling in some stretches of the "unfenced border" between both the countries.
Rebel groups like Manipur-based United National Liberation Front, People's Liberation Army (PLA), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup, People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak; Assam-based United Liberation Front of Asom and the NSCN (K) have been operating from Sagaing division and the Chin State of Myanmar s been urging Myanmar to take action. India hopes that the democratic elected government will reciprocate to India's request on tackling terrorism and sees this joint patrolling as positive steps being taken by them.
Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force in the country, has the twin responsibility of guarding the treacherous 1,643-km India-Myanmar border and also conducting counter-insurgency operations in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland. Assam Rifles has 46 battalions, 15 of which are deployed along the India-Myanmar border.
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