Mizoram and Assam officials are scheduled to meet again on Tuesday in Aizawl for another round of talks to solve the decades-old border dispute.
Mizoram’s Home minister Lalchamliana will lead the meeting while Atul Bora will lead the team on Assam’s behalf.
Both sides will also address a press conference after the meeting. They last had discussions in August 2021 due to a violent border clash in July. Prior to that two rounds of virtual meetings took place in April, in which the two sides agreed to take the negotiations to a higher level. Assam mount methods for the fresh talks.
Assam and Mizoram share a boundary of 164.6 km, since 1875 and 1933 that has been under dispute. In 1875, Mizoram insisted on the demarcation under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, which are now parts of Assam, while Assam insisted on maintaining those made in 1933.
The clash that occurred in July last year, at least six policemen and a civilian were killed and around 60 people were injured. The police forces of the states exchanged fire along the disputed border.
Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga and Assam’s chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, had talks about the border issue while the Union Home Minister Amit Shah was present in New Delhi in November last year and both had agreed to form panels to resolve the dispute.