India, Myanmar to develop new border crossing
India and Myanmar will develop trade along the historic Stilwell Road when a new border crossing opens at the Pangsau Pass. The Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that the development is intended to boost Indian trade not only with Myanmar, but also China and Southeast Asia. Currently there is no customs post on the Myanmar side of the Pangsau, with the nearest official station located 160km away. A dual-lane road connecting the Indian side of the border is expected to be completed in March, while the PTI revealed that China is considering linking the Pangsau Pass to the Chinese highway network. The Pangsau Pass, which lies at an altitude of 1,136m, was nicknamed ‘Hell Pass’ by Allied solders in World War 2 due to its difficult terrain.