In North-West and North-East India, work is going on fast to increase road connectivity to the areas around the Line of Actual Control adjacent to China. The advantage of these projects is that in case of any possible conflict with China, military contingents can be sent to these areas quickly and this thing keeps haunting China again and again,
New Delhi. In order to strengthen the infrastructure in the areas around the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Arunachal Pradesh, the Government of India has initiated several development projects in recent years. From the very beginning, China's fury was visible regarding these projects. Right now the provocative action of Chinese soldiers in Tawang sector of Arunachal is being linked to this.
December 9, soldiers of India and China clashed with each other on LAC in Tawang sector. In this face-to-face clash, some soldiers from both the sides also suffered minor injuries. This is the first such incident after the deadly clash between the two neighboring countries in June 2020 in the Galvan Valley in Ladakh.
Work going on from highway, tunnel to bridge
In fact, in view of the ongoing deadlock with China in eastern Ladakh, the government had accelerated the pace of construction of infrastructure on the border. These include some important projects like the ambitious Arunachal Frontier Highway and a proposed tunnel under the Brahmaputra river.
The central government's exercise to increase connectivity to the Line of Actual Control adjacent to China in Arunachal can be understood from the fact that earlier this month, the government released Rs 1.6 lakh crore for highway projects across the country, out of which Rs 44 thousand crore The money was earmarked for Arunachal Pradesh alone
At the same time, various central government agencies, including the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Border Roads Organization (BRO), have together built a total of 2,731 km of highways in 8 northeastern states between 2014 and 2019.
Huge increase in BRO's budget
The priority of the Narendra Modi government to increase road connectivity to the border areas can also be understood from the fact that the amount earmarked for BRO has been increased from Rs 2500 crore last year to Rs 3500 crore in the general budget for the year 2022-23. Gone. This is an increase of about 40 percent in the budget of BRO.
As a result of the central government's focus on increasing road connectivity in areas adjacent to China, last year BRO built 102 roads and bridges in the North-Western and North-Eastern states. The advantage of these projects is that in case of any possible conflict with China, military contingents can be sent to these areas quickly and this thing keeps haunting China again and again.