According to a statement by a senior Indian Army officer on Friday, the Indian Army is going to connect four mountain passes within Uttarakhand through road by 2020.
As per the reports, the subject has been a matter of discussion among the top Army brass alogn with its infrastructure along the India-China border at an ongoing Army Commanders Conference. After the discussion, the decision was made that there would be a concerted heft towards road construction activities as per statement by Director General Staff Duties Lt General Vijay Singh said.
“To that end, four passes — Niti, Lipu lekh, Thang La 1, and Tsangchokla — will be connected by 2020 on priority,” mentioned Lt General Vijay Singh.
BORDER ROADS ORGANIZATION
The decision also involved that additional funds for development and construction of border roads and infrastructure by the Border Roads Organization for development will be allotted to the outfit according to Lt General Vijay Singh.
DOKLAM BORDER STANDOFF
Lt General Vijay Singh added that organizational changes among some of the Army formations were also checked for ability and capacity advancement.
The Army Commanders’ Conference organized between October 9 to 15 happened after a 75-day standoff between India and China at the Doklam Sector in the region of Sikkim, that finished on August 28.
The standoff and the condition of the Indian borders are primary issues that were up for discussion at the conference.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat pointed out the obvious and stressed on the importance and priority of arms ammunition and further integral equipment in his inaugural address at the conference.