Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will hold consultations with the chief ministers of five Himalayan states including Jammu Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti, CM’s of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in Gangtok on Saturday.
The meeting will be held to discuss the development of roads, bridges and other infrastructure along the 3,488 km-long China-India border.
This is the first time such a meeting is being held by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The move comes days after India refused to participate in the Belt and Road initiative in Beijing and a month after the diplomatic tussle with China over the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
The main agenda of the meeting will be the construction of roads along the China-India border, redressal of the situation arising from the lack
of infrastructure in frontier areas and a host of other issues will be discussed, indianexpress.com reported.