外文标题：Modi to flag off first train from Arunachal to Delhi
GUWAHATI: The 'Land of the Rising Sun', as Arunachal Pradesh is popularly known, will witness the dawn of a new era on Friday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the first train connecting the easternmost state of the country, parts of which China claims to be its own, with the national capital.
This is surely going to be a momentous day for Arunachal as it coincides with the state's 29th 'statehood day' celebrations. Moreover, the tracks, which will be extended to Tawang bordering China, will give India a strategic advantage to counter advances by the neigbouring country which is breathing down its neck.
Beijing already has rail connectivity right up to Lhasa.
It's good to know Indian railways reaches inner portion of Arunachal Pradesh. People from the farthest area will be able to travel to Delhi and explore more avenues. Congrats.
VINAY KUMAR (KOLKATA)
Time to concentrate on development of Northeast which was for long deprived by consecutive governments..good step by Modi govt indeed..
Vishal Padihari (Unknown)
I think people from other part of country should try to get more information about NE states and tour extensively to NE states..This will not only improve the economy of our eastern state but also help in curbing the sporadic racial events in parts of country.. Better integration of NE state will make stronger India
Akash Pandey (varanasi)
do you should not stop adding phrase " part of which china claims to be own" to every reference to arunachal . does it serves any national intrest ?
M.Janardhan Rao (Hyderabad)
That is the media way to sensationalising the issue.
narasa.rao24 (Location) replies to Akash Pandey
Some Indians are more Chinese than the Chinese themselves.
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Should have been done long ago.