Indian Prime Minister has laid the foundation
stone for the Sela Tunnel Project through Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh. Sela
Pass is a mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West
Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh. It connects Tawang to Dirang and Guwahati
The Sena Tunnel aims to provide all weather
connectivity to Tawang and other forward areas in Arunachal Pradesh. It also
seeks to cut travel time to Tawang by at least an hour for Indian troops
stationed in Tezpur, Assam. Tezpur is the headquarters of the Indian army’s IV
Corps- a military field formation of the Indian Army.
Tawang has been a disputed area between India
and China. Tawang is claimed by China as a part of South Tibet.