The Express View: Keeping an eye on China


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Police-CRPF Clash, The government’s decision to allocate a substantial sum of money to improve facilities in places along the Line of Actual Control has come none too soon. Under a “Vibrant Villages” programme, the government will spend Rs 4,800 crore for infrastructure development and to provide livelihood opportunities in the areas bordering China. The plan is to upgrade 633 villages in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Ladakh. Over a third of the allocation will go towards road building in the border areas. Tourism and sporting activities are being planned in these areas to...