AIZAWL, Nov 9 (PTI): Assam has proposed November 17 as the date for the third round of border talks with Mizoram, a home official said on Thursday.
The talks were originally scheduled on November 4 but could not be held due to the visit of President Droupadi Murmu to Mizoram.
Mizoram, which had earlier urged Assam to defer the talks to November 9-11, is discussing the Assam government’s proposed date.
“The Mizoram home minister will discuss the matter with the chief minister,” the official told PTI.
Mizoram and Assam, that share a 164.6-km-long inter-state boundary, have a long-standing border dispute.
The dispute had taken an ugly turn in July last year when police forces of the two states exchanged fire at the inter-state boundary, leading to the death of six policemen and a civilian from Assam.
More than 60 people were also injured in the violent clash that took place in the disputed area near Mizoram’s Vairengte village.
The two states have held two rounds of talks since then and agreed to maintain peace along the boundary and resolve the dispute through dialogue.