Kolkata, Feb 15 (PTI) Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Abhay Krishna has assured the Nagaland administration of the force’s preparedness to safeguard the security environment there, a Defence spokesperson said here today.

In a two-day visit ending today, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, Lt Gen Krishna met senior civil administration officials of Nagaland at Kohima.

“The GOC-in-C assured the state functionaries of full preparedness of Spear Corps and to robustly handle any contingency, and that a befitting response will be given to anyone vitiating the security environment in Nagaland,” the spokesperson said.

Assembly election in the north-eastern state will be held on February 27 and results are scheduled to be declared on March 3.

Krishna visited the Army’s Spear Corps Zone in the North-East and was accompanied by Lt Gen Gopal R, General Officer Commanding Spear Corps.

At the headquarter of the Inspector General, Assam Rifles (North) at Kohima, the GOC-in-C was briefed on security arrangements in the state, the spokesperson said in a statement.

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