Central government allocated a fund of 42 crore rupees for the borders
The central government has allocated Rs 20 crore for construction works in areas bordering the Chinese border keeping in mind the ongoing tension with China.
These construction works will be done in villages bordering the Chinese border, which are located in Pithoragarh, Chamouli and Uttarkashi districts.
In the budget of 2020-21, the central government allocated a fund of 42 crore rupees for the borders with Nepal and China under the border area development program.
Earlier The Indian Army has confirmed the clash between Indian and Chinese troops at Nakula area of North Sikkim as “minor face-off” Economic Times reported.
The Army is issuing a statement on the entire matter that “there was a minor clash between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army in Nakula area of North Sikkim on January 20 and the matter has been settled by the local commanders as per the rules”.
“We have received several queries regarding a face-off between Indian Army and PLA troops in Sikkim sector. It is clarified that there was a minor face-off at Nakula area of North Sikkim on 20 January 2021 and the same was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols. Media is requested to refrain from overplaying or exaggerating reports which are factually incorrect”, the Indian Army’s statement reads.
India said that China Line of Actual Control could not honor the agreement reached between the two countries over the Galwan Valley area and started construction work very close to the Line of Actual Control. When he was prevented from doing so, he took violent steps in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.