Govt carry out infrastructure development in areas bordering LAC to counter Chinese aggression

To counter Chinese aggression on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Union government is undertaking infrastructure development in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

While speaking to ANI news agency, ‘Project Vartak’ chief engineer, Brig Raman Kumar said, “The Border Roads Organization (BRO) is developing and maintaining all the road networks in the regions. important border areas in western Assam and western Arunachal Pradesh.”

“We have national highways, single-lane roads, two-lane roads and other types of roads. We want to connect even the remote areas of Tawang district and contribute to the socio-economic development of the area. this,” he said.

He also announced that two tunnels Sela and Nechipu tunnels are under construction because the movement of vehicles becomes difficult due to heavy snowfall in winter.

“The Sela Tunnel is under construction and is located 400 meters below the Sela Pass. When the tunnel is completed, people will be able to pass through it even in winter. We are also working on the Nechipu tunnel, near the Nechipu Pass. . When they are completed, both military and civilian traffic will be much smoother. It will boost not only infrastructure in the area but also tourism,” he added.

In addition to road connectivity and other infrastructure developments, the government is working to strengthen mobile connectivity in Tawang and other contiguous areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

Many cell towers have been installed in Tawang and other border areas of Tawang District, along the LAC.

Regarding internet connection, one resident said: “Mobile and internet connections have been improved but are still not satisfactory. There are still many disturbances.”

“If compared to before, the connection has improved a lot. Before, we couldn’t use the internet, but now we can even use Facebook and WhatsApp. The government has done a great job in these areas. this area,” said another resident.

Chinese and Indian troops engaged in battle at Tawang on 9 December. The government stated that India had a “firm and resolute” response and was forced to withdraw.

On December 13, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh informed Rajya Sabha that the army of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tried to cross the Line of Actual Control in Yangtse area of ​​Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh and unilaterally changed the status quo but they forced had to retreat to his position due to timely intervention of the Indian army.

The defense secretary assured the Senate that “our forces are committed to defending our territorial integrity and will continue to block any attempt to change the status quo”.

(With input from ANI)

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