Newly inducted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already gearing up to tackle some key issues faced by the country.
The India-China border has had a contentious history ever since the formation of India as a independent country. Frequent reports of Chinese incursions along the borders of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladak have been increasing tension between both the countries.
The newly formed Modi government is all set to not only strengthen the deployment of ITBP (Indo-Tibetan border police) along the India-China border, but also promote civilian settlements in border areas.
The prior UPA led govt was reluctant to undertake aggressive deployment of troops in the areas along the India-China border. However the newly formed govt is not willing to skirt around this issue and has already set plans into motion.
There are possibilities that the Union Home Ministry will be conducting a formal survey demarcating the border gaps and will come up with a subsequent plan to ensure the strategic placement of the ITBP troops.
Infrastructural improvements such as better roads also features on the agenda, along with other issues such as mobile connectivity. More BSNL towers are expected to be installed to facilitate smooth network.
The last but most important detail of the plan, is the idea of increasing more human settlements along the India-China border region. Sources pointed out that this will help to stress on India’s claim to the areas in border settlement negotiations, if they ever occur.
More reports say, that Chinese president Xi Jinping is likely to visit India in 2014. The leaders of both nations hold great potential to comb out recent negative tension and strengthen bi-lateral ties.