With the Chinese border all the more sensitive post Doklam episode, the central government is now keen to ensure infra facilities in the region.
It is in this context that the ‘invasion’ of Chinese radio channels has become cause of concern for the Indian government.
The Indian side now plans installation of optical fibre cables (OFC) in areas bordering China.
The OFC push is expected to arm civilians and defence personnel with cellular and radio connectivity strong enough to counter the Chinese waves.
This was most prominently highlighted during the visit of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Arunachal Pradesh’s capital, Itanagar.
She said that work will soon be started on extension of OFC in the remote border areas.
The Defence Minister also said the government was trying to recruit more women in the armed forces from border areas.
Women in the forces who did not get permanent commission had approached the court some time ago.>