Meghalaya CM bats for surgical strikes against NE militants

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has asked the BJP-led NDA government to launch surgical strikes on base camps of various northeastern militant outfits located in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

“The Centre should deal with the installations of anti-national elements on foreign soil since going beyond the international boundary is not a state subject,” Sangma told journalists on Friday while praising the Centre and the Indian Army for the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC).

“Similar situation exists in the North East and beyond the international boundaries of the region. Therefore, the central government should act tough against these militants in the north-eastern states,” he said.

Moreover, the Chief Minister said surgical operations were appropriate in dealing with terrorists and the government should continue to be aggressive in this regard.

“Any effective measure resorted to by the security agencies in the interest of the nation have to be welcomed and appreciated,” he added.