China and India are actively working on plans to reopen the Stilwell Road through Myanmar, which would reduce the distance between the two nations from 6,000 km to just 1,300 km, the state media reported on Wednesday.The "6,000 km" distance refers to shipping having to transit the Malacca Strait and other areas to get to China.
The Stilwell Road, a strategic supply route between Assam and China's Yunnan province via Myanmar built in the World War II by Chinese and American troops, will soon reopen.
Landing the Big One
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Progress? India, China to reopen Stilwell road via Myanmar