India draws up comprehensive border management plan to keep Chinese PLA at bay
The Economic Times of India has reported that India is set to ramp up its infrastructure along the international border with China and complete work on as many as 42 strategic Indo-China Border Roads (ICBRs) before 2022, officials have said. The Centre had identified 73 “strategic roads” along the China border, 28 of which were made operational, 33 are still under construction while the work on remaining are in the initial stages, they added.
The development of these roads would enhance accessibility to border areas where the border infrastructure and forward connectivity are lacking,” a second official explained. Besides roads, the strategic infrastructure includes mobile towers, strategic railway lines and border outposts (BOPs).
Source: Economic Times