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Frontier Highway along LAC in Arunachal planned; it has huge strategic value, says CM Khandu

Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), October 5: The Arunachal Pradesh government is planning to construct a 1,500 km-long road, to be known as Frontier Highway, and an additional 1,000 km road to link the remotest parts of the state, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said. This "futuristic highway" will be constructed along the "India-Tibet-China-Myanmar" border and it will be as close as 20 km from the Line of Actual Control and the international borders. "The frontier highway has a huge strategic value. It will bring transformational changes in road connectivity in Arunachal...
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Chinese villages coming up along sensitive areas of LAC near Arunachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 28: In a bid to press its claims over the un-demarcated borders with India, China is busy setting up 'border settlement villages' in many sensitive areas of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Multiple sources confirmed to this newspaper that these settlements (Xiaokang in Chinese) have focused on the Eastern Sector. While the number of such settlements is estimated at 628 villages in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, the focus has been towards Tawang (30 villages) and Tulung La (25). From a strategic perspective, Tawang is the entry...
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Indian, Chinese military commanders agree to maintain stability at LAC

New Delhi, December 22: Days after clashes between Indian and Chinese troops at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, top military commanders of the two countries held talks and agreed to maintain security and stability on the ground in the Western Sector. “The 17th round of India- China Corps Commander Level Meeting (between India and China) was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side on December 20,” a joint statement issued by the two sides said on Thursday. It said that building on the progress made after the last...
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Centre to install 22 new mobile towers near LAC in Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang, December 22: The Central government has decided to install 22 new mobile towers in the bordering areas of Arunachal Pradesh to improve the mobile connectivity along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The government is also planning to build a mini hydel project for the military. Deputy Commissioner of Tawang, Kesang Ngurup Damo, told ANI that, 22 new mobile towers will be installed in the bordering areas of the state and the Centre has already sanctioned it. "The BSNL and Airtel will install new mobile towers. BSNL will install...
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Army’s forward posts along LAC in Arunachal Pradesh to have helipads

Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh), September 9: Almost all forward posts guarding the frontier with China in Arunachal Pradesh will have at least one large helipad each for swift mobilisation of troops and military equipment using multi-role Chinook helicopters as part of a mega push for enhancing the Army's combat readiness in the region, senior military officials said on Friday. Each of the forward posts and Army units are also being linked with optical fibre network and all of them will have separate satellite terminals for bolstering overall surveillance of Chinese activities...
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Arunachal Governor lauds alertness of troops along LAC

Itanagar, May 6: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra Friday appreciated the alertness of Indian troops deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western part of the state. During a meeting with the General Officer Commanding of Tezpur-based 4 Corps or Gajraj Corps, Lt General Dinesh Singh Rana, at Raj Bhawan here, the governor expressed his confidence in the security preparedness of the troops and complimented their resolve for maintaining peace and tranquility along the LAC, the de-facto border between India and China. The...
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