“China building infrastructure along Arunachal Pradesh border”: Lt General RP Kalita

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In April, the MHA said the Centre has allocated six times more funds for infrastructure development along the India-China border
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"China building infrastructure along Arunachal Pradesh border": Lt General RP Kalita
Indo-China border (file)

Guwahati: India has been constantly developing its security arrangements in the Eastern Command sector of Army along the Arunachal Pradesh-China border.

Indian Army Eastern Commander Lt General RP Kalita on Monday said that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been upgrading its infrastructure across the international border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Addressing the media, he said, “Across the Line of Actual Control in Tibet region, a lot of infrastructure development has been underway. The other side is constantly upgrading their road, rail and air connectivity so that they are in a better position to respond to a situation or mobilise forces. Keeping it in view, a lot of upgrading of defense infrastructure in the Indian side is also ongoing.”

He, however, added that inclement weather continued to be a major hurdle for such construction activities.

Kalita added, “Indian Army is constantly monitoring the situation. With the latest capability enhancements, Indian Army is currently in a robust position. Army is 24X7 ready for any high level operations.”

In April, the Ministry of Home Affairs informed the Parliament that the Centre has allocated six times more funds for infrastructure development along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

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