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J&K wants to construct concrete huts along China border

Source: ANI
September 16, 2009 14:31 IST
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The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought clearance from the ministry of defence to construct concrete huts like along the Line of Actual Control bordering China.

According to sources the state government forwarded this proposal with the aim of strengthening the Indian presence along the LAC.

State Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla said concrete huts would also help the nomadic shepherds to stay. Nomadic shepherds are currently using mobile tents.

Recently Leh's Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Sahu said that the Chinese had threatened some shepherds in the remote regions of the district.

The state government is also reportedly planning to house revenue officials and guards to monitor Chinese activities along the Pangong Lake, sources said.

Meanwhile, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has called a meeting of the China Study Group of the Union government on Wednesday, to discuss the situation along Indo-China border.

Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar, Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar, Home Secretary G K Pillai, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, Senior officials of the army, the air force and the navy, officials from the Intelligence Bureau would also attend the meeting.      

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Source: ANI