外文标题：China’s expanding rail network in Tibet nears Sikkim
BEIJING: China has extended its rail network in Tibet up to Xigaze, close to the Indian border in Sikkim, a step that would provide its military a strategic capability to easily move troops and weapons in the remote Himalayan region.
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world's highest railway, will reach the residence of the Panchen Lama at Xigaze in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency said, emphasizing on its political significance.
The headquarters of China-backed 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu is based at Xigaze, also known as Shigatse, located close to the Sikkim border.
The 24-year-old Lama stays in Beijing as he holds a top position in China Buddhist Association.
The Lhasa-Xigaze Railway which has an overall length of 253km will be ready by October this year, Xinhua said.
The trains will run at a maximum speed of 120 km per hour, representing a run time of about two hours from the regional capital Lhasa to the region's second city.
All subgrade earthworks, bridges, culverts, tunnels and over 93% of the track have been completed.
Currently it takes five hours by road to reach Shigatse from Lhasa.
Wait for just another three months. Let Modi come, he will fix everything.
well instead of blaming china why not Indian do there job what china is doing is doing for the safety of their country, why the Indians do something for their safety instead of pointing fingers on china.
Scribe (N America)
Those who wish to live in Peking, as some of India's politicians wished, can easily reach Peking, in comfort and style!
tn now (-)
After creating problems (successfully) with Arunachal Pradesh, China is aiming for Sikkim now.
Oh come on China, Dont let India cry like a baby. Just watch!!
Raahil S (Unknown)
China is the only country in asia other than Russia which has massive account surplus. India is just the opposite. What you gonna do fellow Indians? Any plans ?
And what have we done in 65 years only double the tracks laid by the British ... J&k has. Been connected now that also partially .... What a. Pathetic bunch of loosers
Akbar Khan (delhi)
China will be responsible for third world war. China, Russia, Pakistan, north korea on one side and India, Amerika, Japan, South korea on other side.
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Ritesh Gaikwad (Navi Mumbai)
eye opener news for India!!!
why India did not object like china did when developed arunachal pradesh
Bobby Hill (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Indians can't build infrastructure even in their biggest cities, leave aside the border regions.. Extremely jealous and insecure when other's are doing a good job of building infrastructure in their country and attempting to paint other's in a bad light. Such a pathetic and shameful race.
Hemanth d (Bangalore)
Nehru committed the Himalayan blunder as a result of which we not only suffered a humiliating defeat against China but also lost thousands of ill equipped young jawans.Now the congress/UPA apparently has not learnt any thing & defence purchases are made only to make money sacrificing the quality the way in which the scams are tumbling out
Ashok Gupta (India)
Tibet was declared as part of China by Chinese Govt and Pt. Nehru seconded it.*** Now Since Tibet is a part of China, it has every right to bring Railway lines to its borders.
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China is like ......... If they wants to do something ................. they will be doing........ it...........
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And when India builds road at Arunachal the Chinese object
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China has developed Tibet's infrastructure while India's efforts in NE lack serious determination... Moreover India's reaction to build infrastructure is influenced by China's threat rather than the development for the people of the region..
Laying rail lines in the mountains involve huge investment,this shows how seriously and aggressively they are pursuing their objectives.
Even though they proclaim as a communist country, they are steadily overtaking all the developed countries of the world, they have built the longest sea bridge within the time ,once a communist powerful, now is the role model for all the other nations, .how it is possible because of dedication and hard labor and execution of work by the skilled,,Train up to Sikkim,not at all a surprise, latter it will surely come up to the tip of India, via Chennai, train will be Shanghai-Chennai bullet train !!!
see the glaring difference between these two countries, they built a bridge , that too in sea, 32. km, with a guaranteed life span of 100 years!!!, in Chennai a road bridge is put hold for years, what a difference between the two, there they think about country's progress, here people ,thinking of making money, putting hold on important roads, and bridges.
Indian foreign ministry will say they are watch ing it
We don't mind.. Our leader busy counting money
CURSE WALA (CURSE PUUUR)
To counter China what is India doing , as usual just cursing
Not surprised at all !!!!! India probably needs another Mountain Strike Force. !!!! Has India even built a road ? Politicians are at each other's throats fighting for power. Who cares ????
Subhabrata Saha (Abu Dhabi)
India should adopt Russia like approach to liberate Tibet from China.
Shut Up (Hinduland) replies to Subhabrata Saha
you are comparing india with russia. are you that ignorant or drunk?