73 strategic Indo-China Border Roads identified

ITANAGAR, Mar 28: The government has identified 73 roads as “strategic Indo-China Border Roads” (ICBRs), out of which 34 roads are completed and in the remaining 39 ICBRs, work in progress. This was informed in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State in the Defence Ministry, Subhash Bhamre.
In a written response to a question, he added that the government has taken measures to expedite the construction of border roads in the states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and has constituted an Empowered Committee to resolve the issues pertaining to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
He added that 22,225.17 km road has been entrusted to the BRO, of which 7,122 km is in Jammu and Kashmir, and 5,267 kms in Arunachal Pradesh.
In response to another question, whether there has been an increase in Chinese transgressions over the last one year or so, Bhamre said there is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the border areas of between India and China.
“There are areas along the LAC where both sides have differing perception of LAC. Due to this, both sides undertake patrolling up to their perception of the LAC and as a result transgressions do occur,” he said. (PTI)