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Defence NewsSoon, you can read history of India’s borders

Soon, you can read history of India’s borders

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New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given an approval for initiating the work of writing the history of India’s borders. The minister held a meeting with eminent personalities of Indian Council of Historical Research and officials of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Directorate General of Archives, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Defence.

The history of India’s borders

It is proposed that the work will cover various aspects of borders, including tracing its making, making and unmaking and shifting of borders, role of security forces, role of borderland people, encompassing their ethnicity, culture and socio-economic aspects of their lives. The project of tracing the history of India’s borders is expected to be completed within two years.

Govt invites suggestions

Singh emphasised on the importance of writing the history of India’s borders reiterating that it would provide better understanding of the borders to the public in general and officials in particular. The minister welcomed various suggestions and directed officials to consult experts on source material, broad contours, methodology and action plan required for completing this project expeditiously.

It is a first-of-its-kind project to make people aware of national borders and people living in border regions.

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