Despite peace, Modi Govt to retain Corps Commands in Nagaland & Assam

Despite peace, Modi Govt to retain Corps Commands in Nagaland & Assam

New Delhi, The Central government and NDPP-BJP dispensation in Nagaland have decided to "tread carefully" on the 21-year-old Naga peace talks and therefore while they want early solution, at the same time security forces will continue to remain "proactively prepared for any kind of scenario". It is on this backdrop, sources said, the Army Corps Command at Dimapur (or Rangapahar) will continue to function as usual notwithstanding a recent decision at the military commanders level "to do away with around 20 divisional headquarters".

In total there are seven commands for Indian army and Eastern Command in Kolkata has key corps commands including one each at Dimapur (Rangapahar) in Nagaland and Tezpur in Assam. There are 40 divisional units headed by a Major General. Sources in the state government said there is an internal move in the Defence ministry in coordination with the Union Home Ministry for 'restructuring' the corps commands and divisional work structure to make the force "leaner".

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