The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved six corridors connecting two parallel highways (Trans-Arunachal Highway and East-West Corridor) in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted on this and said, “Grateful to PM for focusing on transforming Arunachal through quality infrastructure and better connectivity.
The Chief Minister said, “Happy to inform that 6 corridors of total length of 2178 kms have been sanctioned, out of which 2,053 kms is in Arunachal. The length of the Frontier Highway is approximately 1,859 kilometres. Under the project, Naphra (near Tawang in the west), Vijayanagar (at the trijunction of the India-China-Myanmar border in the east), frontier highways will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 40,000 crore. Defense experts believe that with this India will now be able to give a suitable answer to China.
China’s outgoing Ambassador Sun Weidong said on Tuesday that as neighbors, it is natural for China and India to have some differences, but the focus should be on finding common ground for development while resolving pending issues through dialogue. His remarks came at the end of his more than three-year tenure in which relations between India and China came under severe strain after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15, 2020.
In his farewell remarks, Sun said, China and India are each other’s important neighbours. It is natural to have some differences between China and India. The main thing is how to handle differences. We must be aware that the common interests of the two countries outweigh the differences. In the meantime both sides should try to manage and resolve the differences.