According to an ET report, the Indian government is close to completing a Rs 2000 crore project to improve telecom infrastructure in border areas and bring 4G to more than 1000 border and intelligence posts.

Until August 2022, telecom infrastructure installation within 10 kilometres of the border was mostly prohibited and required approval from the armed forces. Since then, many new border outposts have been added, particularly after the 2020 Galwan clashes.

The arrival of 4G would mean that army personnel in the area would have access to strong connectivity services, and locals would no longer have to rely on foreign telecom operators for basic calling and data services.