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India needs infrastructure to bolster remote north east

New Delhi should seek more investment partners to meet Beijing's challenge

| India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally launched the construction of three long-awaited transport links in north east India -- a strategically-important region abutting the Chinese border.

In a whirlwind tour on Feb. 9, he launched a new airport at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh, a six-lane bridge over the Brahmaputra river at Guwahati and a strategically-sensitive road tunnel at Sela, close to the Chinese frontier in Arunachal Pradesh, a mountainous Indian state, claimed by Beijing.

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