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Indo-China Border Roads(ICBR)

Nov 08, 2021 19:46 IST

ITBP, has taken up the "challenge" to construct four out of the 32 roads under phase-II of the Indo-China Border Roads(ICBR) project and two out of the total 18 foot tracks sanctioned to it.

The roads are in the Ladakh region's 3,488 km long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China while the foot tracks, which are used by troops during patrols, are in the Arunachal Pradesh.

Traditionally, road construction projects along these areas are carried out by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

The first phase of ICBR was launched in 2005 under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and work on a number of roads, helipads and troop bases of this period is underway.

The about 90,000 personnel-strong ITBP was raised in the aftermath of the 1962 Chinese aggression.

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