Home minister Sushil kumar Shinde is likely to visit states of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir next week to review the security situation in forward areas along the Indo-Pak border, including Kargil.
This will be his first visit to the two border states after assuming office.
During the three-day tour, he will visit forward border guarding posts in Attari-Wagah, Leh and Kargil and interact with soldiers and officers posted there.
Shinde will also take stock of security situation along the border and hold meetings with senior officers of Border Security Force (BSF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP).
He is expected to be in Punjab on October 6 and then leave for Jammu and Kashmir where he will be stationed for the next two days.