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India Proposes Road Construction In China Claimed Territories

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NEWS DESK: India has proposed to build a road in Bhutan’s Yeti territory. The Yeti territory of Bhutan has been recently claimed by China as its own.
This proposed road will enable New Delhi to quickly access Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The road will be of great strategic significance as the road will reduce the distance between Guwahati and Tawang by 150 Km.
China claims Tawang as part of their own in order to have absolute control over Tibet.

India has assigned the Border Roads Organization to build the road. This road is important for Bhutan as well and will be connecting Lumla near Tawang with Trashigang in Bhutan.

The proposed road will be very strategic and will enable India to deploy troops and military equipment faster not only across Tawang but also towards the eastern region of Bhutan.

Last month, China tried to block funding of an international agency for the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Bhutan. China claimed that the sanctuary and areas around it were parts of the disputed territory. On its part, Thimphu served a demarche, stating that the territorial dispute between Bhutan and China was limited only to 269 sq. Km in the western sector and 495 sq. Km in the north-central sector of the boundary between them. It asserted that no part of its territory in the eastern sector was ever on the agenda of its boundary negotiation.

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