Lohit is an administrative district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The district headquarters are located at Tezu. Namsai is an important sub-division of this district. It is a disyllabic word originated from the local dialect khampti: Nam means water and sai means sand. The place is so called because it is situated on the bank of the river Dihing, which is a tributary of Brahmaputra. Namsai, India connects with Tinsukia district of Assam. The area is highly inaccessible, and it was only in 2004 that a permanent bridge has been made operational across the Lohit at the holy site of Parashuram Kund, giving round-the-year connection to Tezu. East of Tezu (about 100 km) lies the small town of Hayuliang, and this is slated to become the headquarters of a new district. The road along the Lohit runs right up to the small garrison town of Walong just south of the China border, site of the famous Battle of Walong in 1962.
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