Union home minister Amit Shah, on Tuesday, met Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu in New Delhi. 

Shah met the chief ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to discuss the border dispute between the two Northeast states. 

Speaking to the media after the meeting Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the primary point of discussion was “border realignment” between the two states. 

“Union Home Minister met me and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu to primarily discuss the issue of border realignment and alignment between the two states,” the Assam CM said. 

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Sarma also informed that the next round of meeting between the two states over the issue will be held in January next year. 

“We have made some progress and the next round of discussion between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on border issue will be held in January,” said Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. 

Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu had said that government level negotiations is the only way out to resolve the vexed boundary issue between the two states. 

Notably, the Centre, recently, had informed the Lok Sabha that at least four states in the Northeast have boundary disputes with Assam.  

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The Centre stated that the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram have boundary disputes with Assam.  

“There are boundary disputes between Assam-Arunachal Pradesh, Assam-Nagaland, Assam-Meghalaya, Assam-Mizoram,” the government informed Lok Sabha during the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. 

It added: “As per available information, there are boundary disputes arising out of demarcation of boundaries and claims and counter-claims over territories between some states.”   

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