Assam Rifles, the country's oldest paramilitary force, guards the 1,643-km India-Myanmar border and also conducts counter-insurgency operations in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland.
The Assam Rifles chief hoped that the new elected government in Myanmar will reciprocate India's requests on tackling terrorism.
"The newly elected democratic government in Myanmar is reaching out to us (India). There are some positive steps. May be next year or two, we will be sure in which direction we are moving. I am sure something positive will be there," Sachdev said.
Asked whether he expected the new Myanmar government to show similar security cooperation like Bangladesh to flush out Indian militants from its soil, he said: "Every nation works for its own national interest. I am sure Myanmar will now show positive signals to India. How fast that will be, we cannot say. And that all depends how both the countries work."
On the security situation in the north-eastern states, Sachdev said: "Normalcy is seen everywhere, except in a few areas in Nagaland and Manipur. Abrogation of ceasefire by the NSCN-K is not worrisome. We will tackle it and I should say the overall situation is under control."
Assam Rifles has 46 battalions, 15 of which are deployed along the India-Myanmar border. The porous border is used by Indian insurgents to slip in and out of the country.
Four states of the northeast - Arunachal Pradesh (520 km), Nagaland (215 km), Manipur (398 km) and Mizoram (510 km) - share the border with Myanmar.
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