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China Begins Railway Construction Towards Disputed Indian Border

China has begun a new railway construction towards India’s most sensitive border state of Arunachal Pradesh. The plan was previously announced as part of China’s 12th Five Year plan, but the main Chinese media did not announce the implementation of project. On December 19 China Railway Corporation informed a local official newspaper in Tibetan language that the construction was started “recently.” Tibet People’s Daily said Lhasa to Nyingtri (Linzhi in Chinese) railway would boost local economic, social development and “it has an important significance in the unification of nationalities.” China claims Arunachal Pradesh is part of Tibetan Autonomous Region and experts says this project doomed to raise Indian security concerns.