Indian Railways to build station near Chinese border, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar


Indian Railways will soon set up a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

“A draft of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) is ready and will be signed soon,” Parrikar said, adding he has spoken in detail about the project to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

“(Railway Minister) Suresh Prabhu and I have already discussed the issue. I have received a call from Prabhu’s office that the draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) was ready. In the next two weeks, the MoU between the Defence Ministry and Railway Ministry will be signed,” Parrikar told reporters in Panaji.

The defence minister said that the “gravity” of the border issue between China and India has come down as far as Arunachal Pradesh is concerned. More info

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