An Operational Group meeting held at Tezpur on Tuesday reviewed the prevailing security situation in Northeast, particularly Assam.

The Operational Group meeting was chaired by the GOC of 4 Corps, Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal, Gajraj Corps.

The meeting was attended by Assam’s additional chief secretary Jishnu Barua, state DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta and other important functionaries of the Army, state administration and representative of paramilitary forces including BSF, CRPF and SSB.

As part of the Unified Headquarters Mechanism established in Assam in the early 1990s, the Strategy Group functions under the chief secretary and the Operational Group is headed by the Tezpur-based GOC, Gajraj Corps.

The Operational Group is responsible for formulating and streamlining counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism at the operational and tactical level.

“The smooth and efficient functioning of the mechanism has resulted in greater synergy between the administration and the security forces, resulting in the overall improvement of security situation in Assam,” said a defence press statement.

The meeting emphasised the need for proactive measures to avoid any adverse law and order situation in the wake of forthcoming events like state and the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) elections and Republic Day celebrations.

“Aspects of intelligence, law and order, counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations and social media were deliberated at length and measures coordinated to ensure a secure environment in the state,” the statement added.

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