June 2, 2023

Ten of the 12 roads are in Arunachal Pradesh and 1 every in Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at present mentioned India is a “priest” of peace however is aware of give a befitting reply to any act of aggression.

The Defence Minister was talking at a authorities occasion in Assam’s Lakhimpur district throughout which he devoted to the nation 12 roads constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) alongside the northern and japanese borders of the nation.

Among these is the 20-km Kimin-Potin double-lane highway in Arunachal Pradesh, 9 different roads within the state and one every within the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Mr Singh mentioned any disturbance within the peace and tranquility of border areas is sure to have antagonistic implications.

“The 12 strategic roads would not only boost connectivity, but also facilitate faster movement of troops along the international border. The ability of the BRO to construct world-class roads despite the challenges in tough and hilly terrain demonstrates the mantra of Atmanirbhar Bharat,” the Defence Minister mentioned.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and senior officers of the BRO and Army attended the occasion.

Saying that the Northeast is understood for its range, the Defence Minister mentioned the area didn’t see improvement for a very long time. “The way the Northeast has developed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, no matter how much it is appreciated, it will not be enough,” he mentioned.

The Defence Minister additionally paid tribute to the troopers killed within the conflict between Indian and Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in japanese Ladakh.

“Last year, in Galwan Valley, our soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in line of duty. I salute all brave soldiers who laid down their lives fighting for our nation,” Mr. Singh mentioned.

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