Security challenges and their management in border areas

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NATHU LA PASS

Recently, the Indian Army rescued several tourists caught in a snowstorm at Nathu La on the India-China border in Sikkim.

Important points:

  • Nathu La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, is a mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks situated on the Indo-Tibetan border 14450 ft. above sea level.
  • Nathu means ‘listening ears’, and La means ‘pass’.
  • It is an open trading border post between India and China.
  • The other passes located in the state of Sikkim are Jelep La Pass, Donkia Pass, Chiwabhanjang Pass.

SOURCE:PIB,MINT

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