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Sonowal discusses security with GoC 4 Corps

Guwahati: General Officer Commanding (GoC) 4 Corps of Indian Army, Lt. Gen. Amarjeet Singh Bedi on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the latter’s office in Assam Secretariat to discuss the internal security scenario in the state.
During his first meeting with the chief minister after recently taking charge of the 4 Corp, the Army commander Lt. General Bedi discussed the prevailing security scenario in the State including insurgent activities and threats from them.
Sonowal underlined the need for maintaining constant surveillance on all activities that have the potential to cause security problem in Assam.
Sonowal also urged the GOC 4 Cops to maintain a close coordination with the GOC 3 Corps and develop a synergy to build up a deterrent against anti-national forces within the state and on its periphery.
He also asked Lt. General Bedi to ensure that no militant organisation can indulge in subversive activities in the garb of ‘ceasefire’.
Sonowal also assured all cooperation from the State Police as well from the Government to help the army to carry out its duties that is mandated to them.
The counter-insurgency unified command structure that has been in operation in Assam since 1990 is headed by the GOC 4 Corp in respect of operation.
The unified command required the Army, Assam Police and paramilitary force to work in coordination against the threat posed by insurgent groups.  The chief  minister of the State is kept in the loop by the unified command about its strategy and the meeting of  the strategic group of the unified command is chaired by the chief minister of the state.
Meanwhile, Sonowal on Tuesday stressed on revenue generation and directed a delegation of Gauhati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to adopt innovative measures to create better civic amenities in the city.
The Chief Minister asked the delegation led by GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania to carry out a survey of the city to identify potential areas and to utilize the same for increasing the revenue collection.

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