The Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Pande visited Manipur on 27 & 28 May 2023. The COAS visited various locations where he interacted with the local formation commanders and obtained a first-hand account of the situation obtaining on the ground. He also interacted with the troops.
On 28 May 2023, he met Ms. Anusuiya Uikey, Governor of Manipur, N Biren Singh, the Chief Minister, and Kuldiep Singh, the Chief Security Advisor of Manipur, to discuss and deliberate over the current situation and future trajectory, in order to restore normalcy at the earliest.
Owing to the internal security situation in Manipur, the State Administration requisitioned Army and Assam Rifles on 03 May 2023. As an immediate response, Army and Assam Rifles deployed 135 columns to diffuse the situation by carrying out active domination of sensitive and fringe areas. Approximately 35,000 civilians were evacuated to safe zones and immediate relief & humanitarian aid was provisioned to displaced civilians by the Army and Assam Rifles.