- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the government’s plan to build a tunnel through the Sela Pass which will ensure faster movement of troops in Tawang, a strategically- located town in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China.
- The proposal to build the Sela pass comes amid concerns in the defence establishment over China’s growing assertiveness along the nearly 4,000 km-long Sino-India border.
About The Sela Pass:
- The Sela pass is located between the Tawang and West Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
- It connects the Tibetan Buddhist town of Tawang to Dirang and Guwahati.