A new tunnel at Sela pass in Arunachal Pradesh


  • 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.


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