New Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh will begin a two-day visit from Thursday to the sensitive border state in north-east, Arunachal Pradesh. He will review the preparedness of security along the border with China.
He will be in Tawang on Thursday where he is expected to visit the Tawang Monastery. It is the largest monastery in India and second-largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
The defence minister will lay a wreath on the Tawang War Memorial which is dedicated to the heroes of Sino-India war that took place in 1962.
Singh will visit the Indian Army post in Bum La area on Friday.
This is for the first time that Singh will be visiting the line of actual control (LAC) as a defence minister. Bum La is the last Indian Army post at the India-China border at an altitude of 15,700 feet above sea level.
He will also inaugurate an important river bridge in the area. This is also Singh’s maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh as defence minister. The area has been in news due to transgressions from the Chinese army. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet....