AGARTALA, Aug 9 (PTI): To strengthen inter-state cooperation among the security forces, a contingent of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) has gone to Mizoram and Mizoram Armed Police (MAP) personnel have arrived in Tripura to participate in the Independence Day parade of the neighbouring state.
Assistant Inspector General of Police (Law and Order), Smriti Ranjan Das said that a recent directive from the Ministry of Home affairs to all the states had asked for inter-state participation of the security forces in the Independence Day parade of neighbouring states.
In January last, during a meeting of the DGPs and IGs at Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested that security forces of the neighbouring states could participate in each others Independence Day programme to improve inter-state cooperation among the security forces, a top police official said.
In line with the directive, a contingent of 44 TSR personnel has gone to Mizoram and a contingent of the same number of MAP personnel has come to Tripura, the police officer said. The MAP is now jointly exercising with the Tripura police and the TSR contingent is in Mizoram for participation in the Independence Day parade, the AIG said.