What Is Sela Tunnel? Strategic Object Drives Wedge Between India and China

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India's Sela Tunnel has driven a wedge between the country and China, at a time when their relations are the tensest they've been in decades. On March 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sela Tunnel, a crucial project constructed at an altitude of over 13,000 feet that would allow India to move troops securely and bolster all-weather connectivity to the Tawang region in the country's Arunachal Pradesh state. China has claimed Arunachal Pradesh as a part of "South Tibet," having fought a war with India over the region. The new tunnel would facilitate troop movement into the Tawang area,...