New Delhi: To deal with future threats, India has started sharpening its preparations. To respond to the neighboring country China, India has been paying more attention to the development of infrastructure in the areas adjacent to the border for the past few years. India has started construction of a road near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. The great thing is that this road will also be linked to the Black Top, which is very important for India to occupy, otherwise, the Chinese Army can take undue advantage of it.
The construction of this road will reduce the gap between the strategically important Chushul south of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh and Demchok in eastern Ladakh. The distance of this road will be 135 km. The Border Roads Organization (BRO) started the groundwork of road construction on Republic Day. Officials say that there is a possibility of completing this project in two years.
Following this construction, plans to replace the iron bridge over the Indus at Loma with a concrete bridge in the vicinity will ease the movement of heavy military gear through the heart of eastern Ladakh, one of the two areas Where the deadlock on the border has not yet been resolved. There are three black top links from Chushul to Leh, two of them meeting at Tangtse, from where the road leads to Leh via Chang La (pass).