12 Mar '18, 4pm

India ramping up Railways infra along borders with China, Pakistan

India ramping up Railways infra along borders with China, Pakistan

India is ramping up its strategic railways infrastructure along the eastern front with China and the western one with Pakistan to ensure faster movement of its troops and equipment such as tanks, artillery guns and infantry combat vehicles, top defence ministry sources said. The Indian Army and the Indian Railways have increased their interface to develop infrastructure in these regions, which includes building ramps for quickly loading and unloading heavy equipment such as artillery guns at Silapathar, Murkongselek, New Missamari and Makum in Assam, Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh and Dimapur in Nagaland, given their proximity to China. Such ramps along the front with Pakistan will be for faster tank movement. “Trials are also being conducted for enhancing the speed of the military special trains, which will help Army’s mobilisation plans,” explained the sources. These tr...

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