Doklam standoff: Indian Army decides to increase road construction activities along China border

Updated On : 13 Oct , 2017 , 08:15 PM
Indian Army decides to increase road constructions along China border
Indian Army decides to increase road constructions along China border
New Delhi:

The Indian Army on Friday informed that they have decided about concerted heft towards road construction activities in central sector of borders with China.

The Army said in a statement that Niti, Lipulekh, Thangla 1 and Tsangchokla passes along Indo-China border decided to be connected by road on priority by 2020.

"It has also been decided to allot additional funds to BRO for Northern Command for development of roads and infrastructure," said Indian Army.

Earlier, there were reports that People's Liberation Army had started constructing a road about 10 to 12 km from the site where the two armies were locked in a faceoff.

The report came a month after India and China resolved the 73-day long border standoff at Doklam near Sikkim.

On August 28, both the countries had agreed to pull back troops to end the months-long Dokalam face-off. Troops of the two countries have been locked in a standoff in Dokalam since June 16 after Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area.

First Published : Friday, October 13, 2017 07:34 PM
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