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After decades of neglect, India builds along China's border

Modi will open 9.2 km longest bridge across the Brahmaputra River for troops movement in Arunachal

Anurag Kotoky & N C Bipindra 

For more than five decades, India ignored the roads along its 4,056 kilometre-long (2,520 mile) disputed border with China. The logic was simple: the South Asian nation didn’t want to give Chinese troops an easy path if Beijing ever tried to repeat the brief 1962 border war and encroach into the territory India sees as its own. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to change all that. On Friday, he’s due to open the nation’s longest bridge spanning 9.2 km across the Brahmaputra River to ensure the smooth movement of troops to Arunachal Pradesh, one of ...

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First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 01:30 IST