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Strategic Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DSDBO) road

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  • July 8, 2020
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Strategic Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DSDBO) road

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I and III – Geography; Defence and Security issues

In news:

  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to fast-track the work on the strategic Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DSDBO) road.
  • DSDBO road runs almost parallel to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Aksai Chin.
  • China has been objecting to Indian road and infrastructure development at several points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 
  • DSDBO road is also objected by the Chinese. 

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Indo-China Border Roads

  • BRO is also building the 61 strategic Indo-China Border Roads (ICBRs), measuring 3,323.57 km, under the direction of the China Study Group (CSG).
  • 75% of the construction work on the 61 Indo-China Border Roads (ICBRs) is completed.

Important value additions

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) 

  • It was formed in 1960 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. 
  • It was established for coordinating the speedy development of a network of roads in the North and the North Eastern border regions of the country.
  • It works under the Ministry of Defence.
  • It undertakes variety of construction and development works such as airfields, building projects, defence works, etc.

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