Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on June 1 said that China is strengthening infrastructure in border areas. “It’s true that China is trying to strengthen its infrastructure in our border area that aligns with Tibet, we will inform the centre about it, Thakur said.
The CM had visited the Indo-China border areas at Samdo in Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh on May 30.
CM Thakur went to the border areas following “inputs” after the violation of the state airspace last year by Chinese helicopters and some construction activities, including those of roads near the border.
“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 the media.
“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 are in their own areas,” Thakur added.
India and China have been locked in a standoff along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh since last year.