Along with Shah, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai and Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also spent about four hours at the border guarding force’s head office.
China is developing integrated ‘Model Villages’ along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) which has dual use and acts like an ‘extended cantonment’.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday witnessed the first-of-its kind exercise of 17 Mountain Strike Corps to test its battle readiness at an area in Sela, about 90 km from the LAC.
This bridge will be an important link on the 255 km road linking Durbuk to the world highest Advance Landing Ground, Daulet Beg Oldie (DBO), located at the height of more than 16,000 feet.
The proposal is to open the LAC at a designated place for a fixed number of days to allow people in batches, which could be of 30 people or more, to cross to each other’s side.
Northern Army Command Chief Visits forward locations of Eastern Ladakh, briefs 15th Finance Commission
The Northern Army Command in its release said, “Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief visited forward locations in Eastern Ladakh today.
The LAC has often witnessed skirmishes between troops of the two Asian giants on differing claims over the territory.
Army sources said the incident occurred due to differing perceptions about the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China.
The minister expressed concern that rising instability in India's neighbourhood has increased the 'probability of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-state actors'.
The men and women of Niti, the last Indian village 26 km from the China border, geared up to fight should the anticipated ‘limited hostilities’ break out here instead.
While the nation’s eyes were riveted on the war of eyeballs at Doklam, the Indian Army was battling a whole set of adversities on the Line of Actual Control in Uttarakhand.