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Arunchal guv meets MEA officials, pitches for road via Bhutan

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Brig (Retd) B D Mishra has underlined the need for an all-weather road connecting and Guwahati via during his meeting with the officials of (MEA), a release issued by said here today.

The existing road joining Lumla in with Guwahati in neighbouring Assam, adjacent to the border, becomes non-functional during snowfall and landslides, Mishra, who is presently camping at the national capital, told MEA Joint Secretary (North) Sudhakar Daleha yesterday.

The also impressed upon the fact that the proposed road would cut the distance between the two places by 119km, the release asserted.

He urged the MEA officials to coordinate with the government of on the matter.

Daleha, along with other MEA officials who were present at the meet, assured Mishra of "full cooperation" in the proposed initiative, the release said.

Later in the day, the also called on the vice chief of Air Staff, S B Deo, and briefed him about a project initiated by the serving armed forces officers of the state to motivate local youth.

The 'Payback to the Society' group, comprising male and female defense officers, visits schools and colleges in Arunachal and encourages students to join the Indian Armed forces, he said.

Mishra also requested Deo to grant leaves to officers, who hail from the state but were posted elsewhere, for the "noble" cause, the release said, adding that of Air Staff has promised his support to the endeavour.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 15:35 IST
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