Sela Tunnel: A strategic landmark in India’s northeastern border space


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The significance of the Sela Tunnel in connecting the West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh revitalises the perception of development in India’s northeastern border space. The road distance from the Sela Pass tunnel to Bumal Pass at the India-China border is approximately 115 km. It is a critical infrastructure asset that ensures strategic strength and economic empowerment. It delivers a dual purpose. Advertisement Security and economy are its two key deliverables. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) completed the world’s longest bi-lane tunnel, costing Rs 825 crore. There are two tunnels built, consisting of 1,595 metres and 1,003 metres,...