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New immigration posts on borders

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Published : Oct 2, 2017, 4:57 am IST
Updated : Oct 2, 2017, 4:57 am IST

Zorinpui, 287 km away from Sittwe Port in Myanmar, was selected for a new land custom station along the Indo-Myanmar border in Mizoram.

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens during their signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Photo: AP/File)
 Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens during their signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Photo: AP/File)

New Delhi: India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, a reflection of its growing closeness with the two eastern neighbours.

In a gazette notification, the Union home ministry said that the government has designated Zorinpui land check post in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry into or exit from India to Myanmar.

 

In a separate notification, the ministry designated Kawrpuichhuah land check post in Lunglei district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry into or exit from India to Bangladesh.

Zorinpui, 287 km away from Sittwe Port in Myanmar, was selected for a new land custom station along the Indo-Myanmar border in Mizoram for the Kaladan multi-modal project.

An agreement on Zorinpui was included in the joint statement issued during the visit of the then prime minister Manmohan Singh to Myanmar in May 2012. Kawarpuchiah is situated in Mizoram along a riverine border with Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Myanmar for two days from September 5, the first bilateral visit to the neighbouring country.

 

Tags: indo-myanmar border, union home ministry, narendra modi
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi