Assam and Mizoram have agreed to prepare modalities for resolving the boundary disputes between the two states, officials said.
The two parties arrived at this decision in a meeting in New Delhi on Friday with Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla in the chair.
Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua and DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta and their Mizoram counterparts PL Chuaung and SBK Singh took part in the meeting
The Mizoram government has reportedly sought some time before signing an agreement.
Both Assam and Mizoram governments have deployed security personnel along the border in the disputed areas.
However, at Friday’s meeting in New Delhi, the two parties agreed to prepare the modalities for resolving the disputes, besides reaching an agreement to maintaining the pre-April 2020 status through the withdrawal of their respective police personnel to ease tension along the border.
The last such border skirmishes were reported in Hailakandi district in South Assam.
The Mizoram Police dismantled a makeshift camp of the Assam Police claiming the area to be theirs.
The Assam Police also dismantled a structure erected by the Mizoram Police claiming that the area belongs to Assam.
Assam said that people from Mizoram have been indenting to the forest areas of Assam in various sectors, and this is a continuous process.
The districts of Mizoram – Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit – share a 164-km inter-state border with Assam.