Eye on China! Tunnel to be constructed under Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: The government will prioritise on developing infrastructure in the border areas.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in his Budget speech, a tunnel will be constructed under the  high-altitude mountain pass  Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh to promote connectivity and tourism.

Located on the border between Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh,China claims the area to be a part of south Tibet.

Jaitley said that work of constructing a 14-km long tunnel at the Zoji la pass is progressing well.

Last year, troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam since 16 June 2017 after the Indian side stopped construction of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army. Bhutan and China have a dispute over Doklam. The face-off had ended on August 28.