Govt denies any pillar shift along India-Myanmar border

Team India Sentinels Sunday 8th of July 2018 08:18 AM

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj

India on Sunday categorically denied the reports that certain boundary pillars in Manipur sector of India-Myanmar International Boundary have been shifted and said any reports of suck kind were baseless. "We have come across media reports stating that certain Boundary Pillars in the Manipur sector of the India- Myanmar international boundary have been allegedly shifted. These reports are completely baseless and unsubstantiated," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question. "This sector of the International Boundary is settled and there is no confusion as to its alignment," he asserted. Mr Kumar further said that recently, routine survey work has been carried out jointly by the Indian and Myanmar survey departments during which work on construction of subsidiary pillars in between already settled main boundary pillars 81 and 82 along zero line, that is, agreed and settled international boundary, has also been undertaken. "This has been done with the objective of apprising the local residents on both sides of the border of the exact alignment of the international boundary. State Government of Manipur has been involved in the entire exercise," the spokesperson said. He further said this work is in consonance with the provisions of the India- Myanmar Boundary Agreement of 1967, to which both Governments are fully committed.


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