Government of India is planning to ramp up its mobile network infrastructure in the eastern regions of Arunachal Pradesh along the line of actual control (LAC).
The Indian Army had recently talked with the National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) on how to bring secure network in the region through mobile and microwave towers.
Currently, the Indian side along the border automatically picks up Chinese network signals in the area.
Scientists from NTRO recently visited the eastern sector of the LAC. The army informed them about the need for mobile network. While the scientists agreed to raise the matter at the government’s highest level, they said only mobile towers or microwave towers that need only small power supplies and project network can be setup along the border.
With only Chinese network available on the Indian side, the security of mobile network in the area has become a matter of concern for the authorities. They explained that higher the quality of the network, the more secure they are. They also suggested that microwave towers which can project network to areas such as Walong can be installed.
The move is expected to largely benefit the army. While military communication is said to be strong, widening the mobile network will ensure faster sharing of instructions during emergencies.