Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding 3 Corps, arrived in the state on a two-day visit from 29 September 28-29.
The very senior army commander is responsible for ensuring security of the Indian borders as well as for countering insurgency in the south-eastern states of the North East India, IGAR (S) said in a statement.
General Chauhan also conveyed his warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Durga Puja.
During the meeting the General Officer discussed the security and law and order situation in the state with the Chief Minister and assured him of the Army’s commitment to working towards bringing lasting peace in the region.
General Virender Singh, while conveying the unstinted support of his forces for ensuring the well being of the state, emphasized on the fact that a vast majority of the Assam Rifles are from in and around Manipur.
Being sons of the soil themselves, they are passionately contributing towards advancement of the state in their own sphere of work, besides assisting the civil administration in maintaining peace, they are mainly focussed on empowering the children, women and youth of the state to attain financial sustainability and a secure future, he said.
This is being done by providing them with guidance, counselling, training and suitable platforms to showcase their talent.
The close coordination and interaction between the state government and security forces was highlighted and well appreciated by both the Chief Minister and the Military General, the statement said.