Weekly Current Affairs

Army comes out against road work on China border [Security]

  • An ambitious road project planned along the McMahon Line in Arunachal Pradesh has hit the Indian Army hurdle. The Army is opposed to constructing any road close to the disputed border with China.
  • The proposed 1,500-km India-China frontier highway will run parallel along the China border.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which was initially approached for the project, had declined to work on it citing that it was financially not viable.
  • The Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO) had opposed the project, saying that the alignment of the roads proposed was not conducive from security point of view.
  • The proposed highway will pass through Tawang, East Kameng, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley, Desali, Chaglagam, Kibito, Dong, Hawai and Vijaynagar on the Arunachal Pradesh border.