South Asia and Beyond

India’s Strategic Roads: New Thorn In China’s Side

NEW DELHI: Border roads not only add to a nation’s infrastructure and facilitate greater surveillance, they can also rile the adversary. If the DS-DBO road in the Himalayan frontier is among the reasons cited by experts for the recent Chinese aggression in eastern Ladakh, in Arunachal Pradesh, a bunch of infrastructure projects by the Border Roads Organisation—some of them ongoing— that will enhance connectivity with Tawang may have irked the Chinese to the extent that they staked claim to a part of eastern Bhutan that abuts India, as StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale points out in this edition of ‘Simply Nitin’. 

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