Assam-Arunachal Sign Namsai Declaration To Resolve Border Disputes

Assam and Arunachal Sign Namsai Declaration To End Border Disputes

Following a critical meeting with both cabinet ministers and the chief ministers of the respective states, the declaration was officially signed.

Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam Chief Minister) stated that Arunachal border issues are nearly seven decades old. He said both parties have been trying to find a solution.

“‘Now, the dispute over the 123 villages bordering the state line is settled. Arunachal already has 28 villages within its boundaries. The disputes between the two sides have been greatly reduced or limited. The dispute is now only between 86 and 123 villages. This was historic,” he said.

In the meantime, the two states have agreed that 12 regional committees would be formed to address border problems. These committees also will inspect the sites disputed by the state border. The report will then be submitted on September 15th.

The results of each committee’s reports will determine if the talks can move forward. The Namsai declaration will be forwarded to Prime Minister NarendraModi, according to reports.

Two Chief Ministers met in Guwahati on April 20-22, 2022 to discuss boundary issues.