The state-owned telecom service provider has reinstated its mobile telephone services in the Indo-China border Chaglagam area. Incidentally, this comes as a major relief for the entire LAC (Line of Actual Control).
In the year 2013, Chinese Army troops invaded 30km inside the Indian territory and later on sent back by India’s Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
The Chaglagam circle and its adjoining villages in Anjaw District of Arunachal Pradesh serve as a key area for Arunachal Scouts and ITBP personnel. To be specific, Rocham is the last Indian Army post and it takes a minimum of 2 days from Chaglagam to reach the place by walk.
For the unaware, the 2G services in the entire remote area got disrupted in July due to a technical snag in BSNL’s VSAT system.
Strengthening Infrastructure in Border Areas:
Reporting a fix, the BSNL SDO (Technical) officer Mr Onyok Tayeng said, “The VSAT system restoration work got delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s now functioning”.
Both the Indian Army and local people will now access BSNL 2G coverage in strategically located areas of Indo-China border including Chaglagam, Kibithu, Wallong and Hawai.
Speaking on the occasion, the BSNL Technical officer added that 3G mobile services are ready and the telecom network is awaiting the permission from the Indian Army to make it operational.
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