Reports on shifting Indo-Myanmar border pillars baseless: MEA

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday refuted reports of alleged shifting of boundary pillars in the Manipur sector of the India-Myanmar border.

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MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in response to reports regarding alleged shifting of boundary pillars on India-Myanmar border, said,

“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. This sector of the international boundary is settled and there is no confusion as to its alignment.

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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.

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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