"New Delhi should seriously ponder on the plight of the people living along the border areas who will be easy target in case of an emergency," BJP state president Tai Tagak told a press conference in Itanagar.
    
He said the Centre should immediately construct the 60 km stretch of road from Bomten village to the last border post at Chaglagam in Anjaw district to match infrastructure with China.
    
A BJP team led by Tagak undertook a tour to Lohit and Anjaw districts from October 19 to honour the soldiers who sacrificed their lives at Walong sector during the 1962 Indo-Sino war as part of the party's Sarhad to Pranam and Sahid Shradhanjali Yatra.
    
"We are demanding that the state government build a war memorial at Itanagar in honour of the over 1600 soldiers who lost their lives during the Chinese aggression in the Walong sector," Tagak added.
    
The party also demanded proper augmentation and overhaul of health and education sectors at the international border as well as in the inter-state boundaries immediately and to ensure proper monitoring of PDS and other projects.

(Agencies)

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