Union defence minister A K Antony has said development of the north eastern region has taken a backseat ie to insurgency adding that this problem could be dealt with a great deal of matured efforts and patience to ensure that the common people are not harassed.
Visiting Tawang on Sunday to take stock of the situation along the Indo-China border, the defence minister said his government will be according top most priority to develop infrastructure to raise the level of their efficiency adding that only modernization will help the armed forces raise the morale.
Besides, he said, “our government wants all round welfare of the troops particularly those serving in the difficult areas on the Indo-China border.”
Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor and general officer commanding of four corps Lt Gen B S Jaiswal were also present there. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu received the minister at the Tawang helipad.
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