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Rails To Sikkim . . . ?

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Click to see a larger map of the entire subcontinent region.

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Now that China has completed its rail link to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, it has further plans to extend the rail line to the disputed Sino-Sikkim border region. Some Indians are concerned that Delhi is napping on this issue, and have failed to push infrastructure into this remote region. Sikkim is occupied by India, and China has had long-standing claims to it as part of Tibet, and invaded this region in 1962 in the Sino-Indian War. Relations have thawed on this issue however, and China may be on the verge of officially recognizing Sikkim as part of India.

You have to pardon my blogging on this issue - I have been to Nepal and Ladakh in India, and have a fascination with Tibetan culture. This is one of the most mysterious and exotic regions of the world, and the Himalayas are just stunning as you can imagine.

Reserve your tickets now!

P.S. I forgot to mention that trade has now opened up along the old Silk Road between China and Sikkim.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 6 July 2006 02:22 AM

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That makes me sad...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 7, 2006 01:58 PM