Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra on Wednesday had a meeting with chief minister Pema Khandu and Eastern Air Command chief, Air Marshal R.D Mathur at the Raj Bhawan here.

During the meeting, Governor Mishra said the safety and security of the people must always be the topmost priority and called for all measures to be taken in this regard.

The Governor had discussion on the facilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the state.

The security of the people and IAF’s contribution to humanitarian services were discussed at length during the meeting.

The Governor and the chief minister expressed their gratitude to the IAF for their humanitarian flights and helping the people of the state in emergencies.

The Governor said it is due to the IAF’s assistance that mobile connectivity has been installed in the remote administrative headquarters of Vijaynagar and remote power stations at Hotspring and Rocham in Anjaw district.

“The people of Arunachal Pradesh have very high regards for the IAF,” he said.

The chief minister shared his observation on various security matters in the state.

Air Marshal Mathur assured IAF’s continued support for humanitarian services whenever the state government may call for.

He also shared the competence of the IAF with the induction of new hardware and the operational requirements of the Air Warriors.

Earlier in the day, the security advisor to the state government, Major General S.C. Mohanty called on Mishra at Raj Bhawan.

The Governor shared his concerns about the safety and security of the people of the state, particularly in the eastern districts of Changlang, Tirap and Longding (TCL).

He asked the security advisor to study the ongoing insurgency problems in TCL and advise the state government to take necessary steps to counter it.

“Militancy, which has adversely affected our people’s livelihood, must be curbed. Steps must be initiated to ensure that extortion activities by the insurgents of the local population must stop at all cost,” he stressed.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: