India has proposed to construct a road in Bhutan’s ‘Yeti territory’ which is claimed by China recently. The main aim is to enable India to quickly access Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China.
India wants to reduce the distance between Guwahati and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China. This road will reduce the distance between Guwahati and Tawang by 150 Kilometers.
India can deploy troops quickly in Tawang and the eastern region of Bhutan by using this road.
India has earmarked Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to build the road, which is important for Bhutan too. The road will connect Lumla near Tawang with Trashigang in Bhutan. New Delhi and Thimphu have shared security interests, reported Economic Times
China has made new claims over Bhutanese territory in first week of July. Chinese foreign ministry said, “the boundary between China and Bhutan has never been delimited” and The Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in eastern Bhutan is in disputed area between China and Bhutan which covers 650 sq km.
China made this fresh claims when Bhutan was trying to raise funds to develop the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary at an online meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). At the meeting, Chinese representative Zhongjing Wang claimed the sanctuary was located in an area disputed between Bhutan and China.