Arakan Army meets with Indian officials to discuss resumption of Kaladan road

The road—part of a much larger Indian-funded connectivity project—passes through territory now under AA control

Arakan Army (AA) officials met with an Indian government delegation late last week for talks on a road being built as part of the Indian-funded Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, according to local media reports.

The delegation, led by Indian MP K. Vanlalvena, travelled to Paletwa Township in southern Chin State on February 29 to inspect a section of the 67-mile road from Paletwa to the Indian border, the Mizoram-based Lairam Times reported.

The AA has been in control of Paletwa Township since mid-January. The area is a key part of the US$484 million Kaladan project, which seeks to link India’s landlocked northeast to the seaport in the Rakhine State capital Sittwe.

Construction work on the road began in 2018 under the civilian government. . .

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