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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit India-China border, assess infrastructure work

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 September 2017, 08:11 PM
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit India China border
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit India China border

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the India-China border areas in Uttarakhand which have been witnessing trespassing by China’s People’s Liberation Army recently.

According to officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singh will be visiting Barahoti and interact with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which has the responsibility of guarding the border outpots at an altitude of 14,311 feet.

The MHA officials also said that the minister will be visiting Rimkhim (12,500 feet), Mana (10,500 feet) and Auli (10,200 feet) during his four-days trip.

According to MHA officials the home minister will review the situation on the border and assess the progress in various infrastructure projects.

Singh will be in a four-days visit to Uttarakhand and the trip starts on September 28.

The MHA officials also added that Singh will be addressing the probationers of IAS, IPS and other services at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie.

India shares 3,488 km-long border with China, which stretches through Jammu and Kashmir (1,597 km), Himachal Pradesh (200 km), Uttarakhand (345 km), Sikkim (220 km) and Arunachal Pradesh (1,126 km).

The Indian and Chinese troops were in a face-off situation for more than at least two months in Doklam in Sikkim sector after Indians stopped the construction of a road by China's army.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Sunday, September 24, 2017 08:04 PM
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