4G services will be provided at 1,117 border outposts in six years: Centre

Syllabus: GS-III.

Subject: Security

Topic:  Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas

Context: The Union government has approved 4G mobile services for more than 1,100 border outposts along India’s international borders.


  • The Ministry said it had signed a tripartite agreement with the Department of Telecommunications and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to execute the project over the next six and a half years.
  • The project will cover 1,117 border outposts and intelligence posts of the armed forces and the Intelligence Bureau.
  • The Ministry said that this year, 48.03 kilometres of roads had been constructed along the China border.
  • After 2020 Galwan clashes, Union government approved 32 roads along the India China border.
  • The first phase of the India China border road project (ICBR) was initiated in 2005 and second phase approved in September 2020.
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