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“There has been a decline in the insurgency in the Northeast and it is hoped that the situation will improve in the future,” said Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Anil Chauhan said on Friday.

He was speaking to media after the Defence Investiture Ceremony 2020 at the command headquarters, Fort William in Kolkata.

He further informed that the overall militancy-related incidents in the region have declined by about 12 per cent.

The violence in the northeast has shrunk primarily to a trijunction area between Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and north Nagaland. In 2019, around 40 per cent of violence took place in this area only,” he said.

He further added that the overall situation was under control and he hoped that the situation will only improve in the future.

He also informed that the Naga peace talks would yield a positive result.

“The peace talks between the Centre and the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and NSCN (IM) will yield positive results,” he said.

He also hailed the signing of the recent Bodo peace Accord and said this act may be seen as a precursor to a lasting solution in Assam.

“With violence in the northeast on the decline, the focus of the Eastern Command has now shifted towards non-combat operations,” Lt Gen Chauhan said.

“The Army has taken a number of civil-military projects. These projects include infrastructure development, setting up medical camps and national integration,” he informed.

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