new Delhi. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday inaugurated 44 bridges built in the neighboring areas of Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir amidst ongoing tension between India and China. Inaugurating the bridges in the online program, Rajnath Singh said that after Pakistan, China is also plotting at the border and deliberate controversy is being created.
Rajnath Singh said, “You are familiar with the situation created on our northern and eastern borders. First Pakistan and now China. It seems that border disputes have been created under a mission. We have about 7000 km long border with these countries. He said that under the ‘forward-looking’ leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is not only facing these crises strongly, but is also bringing major and historical changes in all these areas.
7 of the 44 bridges built in Ladakh
These bridges have been built by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) and were inaugurated at a time when India is facing a deadlock with China in eastern Ladakh. Officials said that most of these 44 bridges are in strategically important areas and will help military forces ensure rapid movement of troops and weapons. Seven of these bridges are in Ladakh.
Significantly, amidst the deadlock with China, India has stepped up work on several important projects. This includes a strategically important road connecting Darcha in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh. During the program, the Defense Minister laid the symbolic foundation of Nechifu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh through digital program.