India and China Try to Outbuild Each Other Amid Looming Frontier War


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India has intensified its focus on strategic infrastructure in sensitive border areas near China amid ongoing military tensions between the two countries. In contentious regions along the 2,100-mile Line of Actual Control, the Indian government has earmarked some 90 connectivity projects, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, a political analyst at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, wrote in The Diplomat magazine last month. In Arunachal Pradesh, on the northeastern border with China's Tibet region, where the two forces last clashed just over one year ago, 36 projects are planned. Ladakh in the west, bordering Xinjiang, will benefit from 26, according to...