China ramping up infrastructure in border areas, says Himachal CM

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur (Photo/ANI)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur (Photo/ANI)

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], May 31 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said that China is strengthening infrastructure in border areas along the state and the state government will apprise the Centre about it.

The Chief Minister, who visited border areas in Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts of the state on May 29, said that defence force were working hard in difficult conditions. He said China was ramping up infrastructure in the Tibet region and was doing it "in a big way".

"China is trying to strengthen its infrastructure in our border area that aligns with Tibet. China is trying to find a convenient location above the Indian posts in the Tibet region. The forces are doing their job. They are working hard in difficult conditions along Chinese borders. It is my duty to encourage and boost their morale," the Chief Minister told reporters.

"In my visit, nothing serious has been noticed but in Tibet, China is building infrastructure in a big way. We would definitely send our report to the Union government. This infrastructure and road-building is in their own areas," Thakur added.

Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore had said on Sunday that the Chief Minister had visited the border areas and should "make the position clear to people of the state".

He said they had information that "there are huge developments along the China border in Kinnaur district". (ANI)

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