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New Delhi : On the eve of New Year, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reached the 12th Battalion of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) based in Matli, Uttarkashi, on December 31, 2017. Rajnath met the families of jawans residing in the family quarters of the Unit premises and greeted them. He will also join the ‘Bara Khana’ with the jawans later this evening.

On the second day of the visit on January 1, 2018, the Union Home Minister will proceed to the Forward Posts to greet the ITBP jawans deployed at the Border Out-Posts (BOPs) of the Himalayan borders in Uttarakhand. Rajnath will reach the Nelong BOP of the ITBP located at 11,636 ft Mean Sea Level (MSL), according to a PIB release. Director General, ITBP, R K Pachnanda and senior officers of ITBP are accompanying the Union Home Minister.

This is the first ever visit by the Union Home Minister to the Nelong Valley. In September-October, 2017, Rajnath had visited Mana, Lapthal and Rimkhim BOPs besides various other formations of ITBP- Mountaineering & Skiing Institute at Auli near Joshimath and Gauchar and had celebrated Dusehera with ITBP jawans.

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