China has completely outclassed India in the race to built roads,rails, infrastructure and air/heli ports in the remote frontier regions along the entire LAC. China has been putting its renowned construction abilities to use in recent years by building a network of air bases, cantonments and other physical infrastructure along the frontier.These infrastructure improvements on both sides are designed with one primary purpose - to allow the fast movement of troops and military hardware to the border in case of a full-scale conflict. India long held back from extensive development, believing that improving infrastructure on its side of the border would facilitate Chinese movement inside Indian territory in the event of a conflict. But it is moving away from that reasoning. Both India and China have devoted money and manpower to building roads, rail links and airfields along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) Rajeswari Pillai, a fellow at Observer Research Foundation, described India's infrastructure building as "primarily a defensive response because China's infrastructure represents a threat, as it can permit the Chinese army to engage in offensive operations and allows it to rapidly concentrate forces at any point where there is a dispute". "India's poor infrastructure has meant that it has always had difficulties in defending against China's encroachments," Ms Pillai said. According to a Chinese source "The scale and short time it took to finish the mobilisation showed the army has the capability to project its power anywhere in China very quickly and send reinforcements to remote locations, including high elevation,".The nation that can bring its troops first along the disputed border will always have the upper hand against its rival, here India is certainly lagging behind big time.