China moves forward with Tibet rail extension, rail line will run close to border with Sikkim and Arunachal after new expansion plan

By Ananth Krishnan

China is pushing forward with plans to expand its already expansive railway network in Tibet by building new lines that will link up Lhasa to strategically significant points along the disputed border with India, close to Arunachal Pradesh.

State media reported on Saturday that a recently constructed railway line from the regional capital Lhasa to Shigatse (or Xigaze in Chinese) — a region close to Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim — that opened to traffic on August 15 will now be extended to the region of Nyingchi, which borders Arunachal Pradesh. More info

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