Home Minister Rajnath Singh will next week visit forward areas along the borders with Pakistan and China, including Chumar in eastern Ladakh which saw a fortnight-long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops a year ago.
During his three-day visit to forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir beginning on Tuesday, Mr. Singh will inaugurate a new officers’ mess at the camp of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Samba and may also go to posts in the sector which has often witnessed firing from across the border.
Mr. Singh will then visit border posts in Chumar in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops had a confrontation in September 2014. It will be followed by a visit to the police memorial in Hot Spring and ITBP posts in Thakung and Chushul.
Following a flag meeting at Spanggur Gap, both the forces had decided to deescalate the standoff by pulling back troops in the Himalayan plateau after a fortnight in 2014.
The Home Minister will review the situation along the Indian-China border and interact with ITBP personnel.
He is also expected to chair a meeting with local administration and Border Roads Organisation about the development activities being carried out in the forward areas.