In the midst of a growing standoff with China, the government has decided to install more mobile towers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh. A senior officer from the Tawang district provided this information. It aims to improve regional connectivity. Following the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Tawang sector on December 9, the government’s action is viewed as critical.
Connectivity improvements for BSNL and Bharti Airtel
Tawang Deputy Commissioner KN Damo stated that BSNL and Bharti Airtel will build 23 new mobile towers to improve connectivity. The existing towers are incapable of meeting the requirements. This is causing issues not only for security forces, but also for civilians living near the border. He stated that previously, there were no mobile networks in border areas, but that this has changed.
All preparations for the installation of new towers have been completed
The installation of towers has prioritised defence areas. However, civilian areas such as Mago, Chuna, and Nilia (near Gemithang) have not been overlooked. Damo stated that the district administration had asked for the construction of 43 new towers. All preparations for the installation of new towers have been completed, but this work is being hampered by the winter season. Let us tell you that it was already snowing in the district’s hilly areas, and that the city received snowfall for the first time on Sunday night, with temperatures dropping to -3 degrees Celsius.
The clash between China and India on December 9th, this year, heightened tensions throughout the region. The incident occurred in LAC between both parties but was resolved before it became too violent.