NEW DELHI: A month after the Chinese incursion in Ladakh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will take stock of the border situation during a high-level meeting at North Block on Tuesday. According to Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) officials, the Home Minister will be briefed by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Anil Goswami, Secretary, Border Management, Snehlata Kumar and other top ministry and intelligence officials about the steps taken by the government to prevent Chumur-like incursions in the future.
“The Home Minister will also take stock of the ongoing infrastructure projects along the International Border and development activities for people living in the hamlets across the 3,488 km-long border with China,” officials said.
According to ministry officials, there are approximately 1,714 villages in the border blocks located along the Sino-Indian, with an estimated population of 37,66,678. The MHA is implementing border area development programme through state governments to meet the special developmental needs and to promote a sense of security and well being among people living in remote and inaccessible border areas.