Manipur violence 2023: Challenges in Manipur have been a cause for concern for many years, with the state facing political and economic turmoil, as well as the deployment of China’s PLA along the northern borders.
Manipur violence 2023: Chief of Defense Staff General Anil Chauhan recently commented that the situation in Manipur is not insurgency-related, but rather a clash between two ethnicities and a law and order situation that the armed forces and Assam Rifles are supporting the state government in maintaining. The Passing Out Parade of the National Defense Academy The CDS was the Reviewing Officer for the Passing Out Parade (POP) of the 144th course of the National Defense Academy (NDA), which was held on Tuesday morning. As the Reviewing Officer of the parade, Gen Chauhan inspected the parade lineup of the passing out cadets, addressed them, and also pinned the medals on the award-winning cadets.
The Global Security Situation: Manipur violence 2023
General Chauhan said in his address to the cadets, “We are living in a time when the global security situation is not at its best. International geopolitical order is in a state of flux. War in Europe, continued deployment of PLA along the northern borders, and political and economic turmoil in our immediate neighborhood, all present a different kind of challenge for the Indian military. The armed forces are committed to maintaining the legitimacy of our claims on the Line of Control and playing a constructive role in maintaining peace and stability in our immediate and extended neighborhood.”
The Situation in Manipur: Manipur violence
Answering a question on the situation in Manipur during an interaction with the media, the CDS said, “Before 2020, there was Army, there was Assam Rifles, all deployed in the state of Manipur for counterinsurgency operations. Since the challenges of the Northern borders were far more, we were able to withdraw the Army.
Manipur violence: Since the insurgency situation had normalized, we could do that. The situation now in Manipur is not insurgency-related but is a clash between two ethnicities. It’s a law and order situation that we are helping the state government with. Armed forces and Assam rifles have done an excellent job and may have saved many lives. Challenges in Manipur have not disappeared.
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It will take some time. Hopefully, this will settle and the state government will be able to do the job with the help of CAPF etc. And Armed forces should be back to looking at the challenges at the Northern border which have not disappeared.”
The First Batch of Female Cadets at the National Defense Academy Each year, two courses of cadets pass out of India’s premier tri-services military academy — often hailed as the cradle of military leadership — which is located at Khadakwasla in Pune overseeing the foothills of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. After passing out from the NDA, the cadets head out for one more year of pre-commissioning training at the academies of their respective Armed forces – Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala located in Kannur district of Kerala, Indian Military Academy in Dehradun for Army and the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, located in Telangana. In June last year, the NDA admitted its first batch of girl cadets. The academy has said that training is being conducted in a ‘gender-neutral manner.
The situation in Manipur is complex and will take some time to settle, but with the dedication of the armed forces and the state government, a peaceful resolution is possible. The National Defense Academy is continuing to train cadets, now including females, to uphold India’s claims and maintain peace and stability in the region.