India’s concern about China’s Qinghai-Tibet Railway extends to near the Sikkim border
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“Indian Express” website reported February 14, the original title: China plans to extend the railway to Sikkim border
China ready to Qinghai-Tibet Railway extended to the strategic importance of Pi Spring Valley area. China Ministry of Railways recently announced the “long-term railway network plan,” adjust the program confirmed this message.
these plans had been speculated, but now with official documentation. The latest plan shows an extension of the railway line from Lhasa to Nepal border near the camphor wood, will eventually enter Nepal, to reach Kathmandu.
Under the plan, camphor Lhasa railway line leading to the construction of a spur line from Shigatse, direct access to the mouth of the valley in the spring of Pi-East Asia.
sources said that although construction of the railway line has not yet started, but has already begun conducting a feasibility study. This railway line is expected to be completed in 2017, when this extension of the railway line from Siliguri corridor less than 500 km. This may lead to requests by Bangladesh, India, the railway line connecting the Chinese market.
the project must be connected with a more east of the railway line in Kunming and Singapore combined together to see. As the Thai government’s attention to this idea, the rapid progress of the works. In view of the border from India to Kunming, have a trade line, then India will be under the greater pressure on China’s railway network is connected, it can be understood.
more concerned about India, the Chinese technical capabilities in this area means that Beijing will allow these improvement projects completed on schedule.
Sikkim website reported on February 15 issue: in the border area, to develop China, India, hard to sleep
According to the Chinese Ministry of Railways announced a “long-term railway network planning “adjustment program, China is ready to extend its railway very close to the Pi Spring Valley area of ??Sikkim.
According to “Indian Express” reported that China also plans to expand the existing railway between Lhasa and camphor wood construction plans to build a branch from Shigatse. This extension will reach the entrance of the valley in the spring of Pi-East Asia. East Asia through the Nathu La Pass in Sikkim is connected with, in India, China and Bhutan at the junction of strategic significance.
that India is worried that its western borders of China in infrastructure construction is far ahead of India. India is still hard to sleep, pretend border a Cean good look. Compared with the Chinese people, develop their northeast India in the border areas has been very little.
in 2009, the Indian government decided to start their own large-scale infrastructure expansion plan, first to the domestic rail network extended to Sikkim. Under the ambitious plan, West Bengal and Sikkim will be covered tin Kosovo’s Langbo connected by rail. In the second phase, the plan is prepared to Langbo Sikkim’s capital Gangtok and connected. However, this plan seems to have been buried in the heap file.
China is doing is not confined to its territory. China will soon build a railway from Kunming to Singapore. A variety of projects in China in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan forward, India, these countries are all neighbors. On the other hand, the proposed railway line to India, Bhutan is still in the planning stages. In the development of border areas on the issue of India by China far behind, this is no doubt.
used in neighboring India in the past on the issue means to balance China is gradually losing effectiveness. Very eager to get investment in neighboring countries will turn to their development projects for large investments in national allegiance. And certainly not this country is India.