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Ministry of Home Affairs
18-May-2017 19:01 IST
Union Home Minister to be on a 3-day visit to Sikkim from tomorrow

Shri Rajnath Singh to chair the first meeting of CMs of 5 States on Indo-China Border

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will leave on a three-day visit to Sikkim tomorrow. During the visit, the Home Minister will chair a meeting of the Chief Ministers of five States on the Indo-China Border viz J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh to review the Indo China Border Security issues, in Gangtok on May 20, 2017.

This is the first time such a meeting is being held by MHA. The objective of the meeting is to strengthen the coordination of MHA with the five States on Indo-China Border to improve the overall border security as states are also partners in Security of the borders. In this meeting, discussion will be held about the border infrastructure work under taken by MHA, Border Area Development Programme and coordination issues between the states and the ITBP etc.

Shri Rajnath Singh will also be visiting Nathula Pass and ITBP border post at Lachung to meet the Jawans of ITBP on Indo-China Border. On May 21, 2017 he will visit the SSB Bns. Hqrs (Geyzing & Yuksam), besides, flying over SSB border posts at Uttarey, Kumukh & Bajrajadhara on Indo-Nepal Border.

The Home Minister will also interact with jawans at a Sainik Sammelan at Geyzing. It will motivate jawans guarding our borders at very high altitudes & in inhospitable terrain. Shri Rajnath Singh will later attend a Civic Action Programme at Pelling in West District, Sikkim.