HomeIndian DefenceIndia Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake...

India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China

Source : News18

India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China
Representative Image

India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China

In a major move to counter China’s designs amidst ongoing tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India has started the process to build a strategic road towards the right side of the Pangong Lake near the LAC to improve its connectivity to the Army posts near Finger 1 and 2 areas of the lake.

At present, there is no proper road connectivity on the right side of Pangong Lake.

The new 38-km road from Lukung to Chartse, besides offering connectivity to the right side of the Pangong Lake, could also shorten the distance to the contentious Hot Springs area where India and China are engaged in a stand-off since 2020.

News18 has exclusively accessed a bid document of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) issued on June 8, which asks for work to begin on the 38-km long Lukung-Chartse road at the cost of Rs 154 crore with a completion period of 30 months.

lac road project

“The alignment is a greenfield alignment. An existing ‘kacha’ track may be found along the alignment. Therefore, no carriageway exists along the alignment,” the document says. The road will come up as a highway as per NHAI standards, enabling the movement of heavy vehicles with troops and equipment.

Lukung is a village near the western end of the Pangong Lake. Chartse is located near Finger 1 on the right side of Pangong Lake where India has a security post and forces are deployed.

Right now, there is no proper road connectivity to that side of the Pangong Lake but once this road is ready, it will reduce the distance time by one-third to reach these forward areas. A retired officer said it takes over one-and-a-half-hours to reach Chartse from Lukung but the same could reduce to just 30 minutes once the road is ready.

lac road project 2

This highly strategic project could also reduce the overall distance to the Hot Springs area, a major friction point between India and China since 2020 where a stand-off continues though some disengagement took place last year.

“The take-off point is at km 0.000 Lukung of Lukung-Chartse road of UT of Ladakh and ends at km 37.398. The project alignment is approachable from Lukung side through Tangtse-Lukung road for execution of work,” the bid document mentions.

The government in 2020 had waived the requirement of environmental clearance for such strategic projects near the LAC.

“There is an ongoing military stand-off at Line of Actual control (LAC) between India and China, which can escalate at any point of time, if remain unresolved. Hence, the construction of these roads is of upmost priority without any undue delay,” the document mentions, referring to such projects.

MORE STRATEGIC PROJECTS ON ANVIL

India is also working on two other major projects in Ladakh, near LAC, which includes 145 km Chushul-Dungti-Fukche-Demchok road and the highest airfields at Nyoma, which is believed to be an answer to China’s rapid infrastructure development on its side of the border.

News18 had spoken to the Director General of Border Roads Organisation, Rajeev Chaudhry, two days ago where he had said that Nyoma airfield will be the highest airfield in the world, which will start soon. The Nyoma airfield in Ladakh will be capable of fighter aircraft and was an answer to China’s infrastructure work. India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China India Begins Work on Strategic Road to Right Side of Pangong Lake Near LAC to counter China IgMp

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat

All

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months

Miscellanous

India gains on China in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Source : Asia TimesRepresentative ImageSri Lanka’s pre-emptive default on its foreign debt obligations in mid-April 2022 and recently resigned president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s flight from...

India’s borders totally secure: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India and its borders are "totally secure" and the people of the country should have full faith...

Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of TEDBF to be complete by June this year, approval by CCS at the later half of this year

Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU) Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of TEDBF to be complete by June this year, approval by CCS at the later...

MDL keen on Securing orders for Next-Generation Corvettes and Project 18 Stealth Destroyers

In a recent interview, Commodore PR Hari, the Chairman & Managing Director of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, hinted at the...
Visits
error: Content is protected !!