India has opened a new all-weather bridge, which can take 40 tons of weight, in Arunachal Pradesh to enable faster movement of troops and artillery. The new bridge may become another potential irritant in relation between India and China. The new access along the border with China comes amid heightened tensions between the two nations after Beijing accused India of blocking its companies in the South Asian nation after New Delhi tightened laws for foreign investors from acquiring local firms. The bridge is located in a region that witnessed a months-long military standoff in 2017 over the Doklam Plateau, claimed by china and Bhutan, India’s ally. It was one of the most serious flare-ups since China won a border was with India in 1962.
India opens bridge in Arunachal Pradesh setting stage for China face-off
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