Kolkata (West Bengal), Feb. 15 -- : Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Anil Chauhan on Friday said that there is a decline in the insurgency in the northeast region.

"Overall, militancy-related incidents in the region have declined by about 12 per cent and the arc of violence in the entire Northeast has shrunk primarily to the area which is the trijunction between Assam, Arunachal and north Nagaland," he said while addressing a press conference here.

The Eastern Army Commander said in Nagaland, the government is engaging with the Naga National Political Groups (NNPG), NSCN (IM) and expressed hope there will be a positive outcome of these talks "shortly."

"In Assam, the tripartite agreement between factions of the NDFB, the ABSU, the Assam gov...