Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh on Thursday left for Manipur to take stock of the situation there following the Indian Army’s recent operation against militants along the Myanmar border.
Dr. Singh, who left on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions, is accompanied by a team of senior officials.
According to reports, Dr. Singh will interact with members of the civil society, political parties and security officials. He is also expected to visit Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Prime Minister’s directive came after the army engaged two separate groups of militants, inflicting significant casualties on them, along the Indo-Myanmar border on Tuesday, following an ambush in Manipur which left 18 army personnel dead and 11 others injured.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence had said that the operations were necessary in light of intelligence reports, which warned of militants planning attacks on Indian soil.