The Kolasib district administration in Mizoram has declared a number of border areas as ‘no fly’ zones amid its ongoing row with the neighboring state of Assam.
Amid the ongoing border dispute with Assam, the Kolasib district administration in Mizoram has declared a number of areas as ‘no flying’ zones for drones. The areas affected by this order include Vairengte and Aitlang.
In an order on Friday, the Kolasib district administration said that even the Army will have to seek the permission of the district magistrate to operate drones in the areas in question.
Six companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed along the Assam-Mizoram to monitor the situation. According to reports, CRPF troops have started patrolling National Highway 306 between the two states.
On Wednesday, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla chaired a meeting of top officials of Assam and Mizoram to hammer out an agreement to maintain peace along with border areas. The chief secretaries and DGPs of both states agreed to allow central forces to act as peace-keepers.
A clash between the forces of Assam and Mizoram left six people, including five police officials, dead on Monday.