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Rajnath to discuss 'Indo-China Border' issue with CMs of five states

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 May 2017, 9:16 IST

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting with the Chief Ministers of five states on the issue of the India-China Border, in Gangtok on 20 may.

During the meeting, attended by Chief Minister's of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, he will review the security issues in the border area.

The objective of the meeting is to strengthen the coordination of the Ministry with these States to improve the overall border security.

In the meeting, a discussion will be held about the border infrastructure work undertaken by the Home Ministry, Border Area Development Programme and coordination issues between the states and the Indo-Tibetian Border Police.

The Home Minister is also expected to visit the Nathula Pass and ITBP border post at Lachung to meet the Jawans of the force.

On 21 may, Rajnath will visit the Sashastra Seema Bal Battalion Headquarters and also take an aerial survey of the SSB border posts at Uttarey, Kumukh and Bajrajadhara on Indo-Nepal Border.

The Home Minister will also interact with jawans at a Sainik Sammelan at Geyzing and will later attend a civic action programme at Pelling in Sikkim.


First published: 20 May 2017, 9:16 IST