Assuring all possible help to the armed forces, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said that his government will stand shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces for nation&’s interest.

“In the larger interest of the nation, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces and other parallel agencies deployed in the state on international and inter-state borders” Singh said, adding that, “if the Army wants to have an Airfield near Indo-Tibet border somewhere in Spiti valley, we will provide them all possible assistance”.

The CM gave the assurance after flagging-off the Northern Frontier Mountaineering Expedition of Indian Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force, to Mount Leo Pargial (22,222) feet at ITBP Campus in Tara Devi.

Meanwhile, talking about Kashmir unrest, Singh said that “lifting of curfew in Kashmir was a good gesture on part of the Jammu and Kashmir government”.

“I hope ‘Aman, Shanti and Ekta’ would soon prevail back in the valley,” he added.