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India strengthening road infrastructure in northeastern state

Published: April 6, 2018

STORY: India’s Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is strengthening the road infrastructure along China border in northeastern Arunachal Pradesh to ensure smooth logistics for the army.

Over 200 kilometers long single lane roads, parts of which have been washed away by rains, in Anjaw and Hawai districts are the lifeline for the local residents and the army.

Commander of 48 Border Roads Task Force, Colonel Rajeev, on Friday (April 06) said construction of a bridge, which will in turn have multiple bailey bridges, was underway. The new bridge will improve connectivity to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto but disputed border between India and China.

Beijing claims a centuries-old sovereignty over Arunachal and the rest of the Himalayan region. More than 50 years after a brief but bloody war in October 1962 war, India-China relations are largely stable, with intermittent flaring up of tensions.

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