New Delhi: India has sought the help of Myanmar in reining in north-east insurgent groups which are planning ‘large scale’ disturbances in the upcoming Manipur Assembly polls.

Home Secretary R K Singh, who led the country's delegation at the 17th National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar last week, mentioned the camps and training facilities of Indian insurgent groups on Myanmar soil and sought its cooperation in dealing with them.

"The Home Secretary especially mentioned that Indian insurgent groups are planning large-scale disturbances in the forthcoming elections in Manipur. The leader of Myanmar delegation (Deputy Home Minister Brig Gen Kya Zan Myint) assured that Myanmar would never allow insurgents to use its territory to engage in any hostile activities against its neighbour India," the Home Ministry said in a statement here.

During the meeting, both sides agreed to maintain closer interaction between the nodal points and respective commanding officers of border guarding forces of the two countries for sharing real time intelligence.

India also requested Myanmar to share interrogation reports of arms smugglers arrested by Myanmar security forces to trace recipients of arms smuggling in the country which was agreed to by leader of the Myanmar delegation.

"Both the sides expressed satisfaction over decline in drug trafficking and agreed to regular interaction between drug control agencies of both countries at DG level and DDG level to eliminate the menace of drug trafficking. India offered training and any other support that Myanmar may require to combat drug trafficking," the Home Ministry said.

(Agencies)