Tawang is a very important place from both religious and strategic point of view and it reminds us of the 1962 Indo-China war,’ said Nirmala Sitharaman, on wednesday.
Nirmala accompanied by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju reached Tawang on Wednesday to attend a special programme at Lumla tomorrow on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.
During the programme, which is an attempt on the part of the Centre to connect with borders and its forces, the minister would be tying rakhi to the Jawans of the Indian Army.
The ministers, accompanied by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, DC and SP visited Tawang War Memorial and Tawang Monastery and later interacted with the heads of departments and public leaders.
During the meeting, the MLA and the DC apprised the visiting ministers of the fragile topography of the area that has resulted in numerous landslides in the recent months causing loss of lives and properties due to which many villagers had to be shifted to safer locations.