PC to review Nagaland, Manipur security scene

 NEW DELHI, Feb 3  Keeping with his commitment to visit all the trouble-torn north-eastern States, Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram is leaving for Nagaland and Manipur to review the internal security situation in the two States. Official sources said that during his tour of the two States, he would meet the Chief Ministers and top State Government officials and deliberate on security related matters.

Chidambaram had made a commitment at the Chief Ministers’ Conference in January, that he would visit the North East States to have a first hand feedback on the ground realities in Region. As part of this initiative, he visited Assam on January 2.

The Nagaland Government has been pressing the Centre early resolution of the vexed Naga problem. The long-drawn NSCN I-M talks have led to uncertainty in the State. Chidambaram on Saturday had announced that the chief interlocutor, K Padmanabaiah has been given a new brief and asked to continue with the talks.

In Manipur, the Union Home Minister his focus would be the deteriorating internal security situation, rampant extortions and growing clout of the militants.