India priorities infrastructure in Chinese border along Arunachal and Sikkim

AGARTALA :  Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur during his recent visit of Tripura has said Indian government  has begun developing infrastructure along entire stretch of  China border in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.    Development of connectivity and road communication has been given the priority in Indian side of China. He rules out any defence collaboration with China in near future.    “Better management of border with China is the immediate need for India. Further issues related to border will be discussed during proposed China visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Mathur said.
He pointed out that India is procuring some Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) from Israel and orders have already been placed. However, the further cooperation on defence will be discussed during the visit of Israel Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon in India next week.
After meeting with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Mathur stated that India is hoping for more FDI in defence sector.    Mathur also held meeting with the defence officials here to review the long standing demand of Tripura government to handover lands under the occupation of Indian Army and Assam Rifles in Agartala.
‘I come here according to the instruction of Prime Minister, as he directed every secretary to visit the state of his own cadre to oversee the pace of developmental pace.     Since I belong to Tripura cadre and discharged duty as Chief Secretary for three years in 2003, I interacted with the  officials about development issues’ he added. (AGENCIES)


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