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Union home min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh has clearly de­cided to stake his claim to be­ing the next Iron Man, a moniker once used for Sar­dar Pa­tel. Which ex­plains the lo­ca­tion he chose for the an­nual shas­tra puja this Vi­jayadashami—a high al­ti­tude bor­der out­post on the In­di­aChina bor­der. In a visit heav­ily loaded with sym­bol­ismthe first one by an In­dian min­is­ter to the line of ac­tual con­trol af­ter the Dok­lam stand­off—Singh toured ITBP posts at Rimkhim and Lafthal in Ut­tarak­hand lo­cated at over 12,000 feet. He is only the sec­ond home min­is­ter to visit the LAC af­ter L.K. Ad­vani—an­other al­leged Iron Man—in 1998. The shas­tra puja record, how­ever, stands.

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