Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Siyom bridge in Arunachal Pradesh

Current Affairs

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that India has every capability to thwart challenges along the border to protect the country’s territory.
  • Shri. Rajnath Singh also said India never encourages war, and always wants to maintain cordial relations with its neighbors.
  • However, “the Indian Army has the capability to face any challenge along the border,” and is ready to deal with any situation, he said during the inauguration of a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) bridge in Boleng, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The inauguration of the bridge by the Defense Minister is of utmost importance as it gives a military advantage in deploying troops in far-flung areas of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  • The bridge is 100 meters long and is built over the Siyom River. This bridge will also help in the movement of the local people.
  • China has been increasing infrastructure in the areas adjacent to LAC for a long time. But now India is also engaged in increasing the border infrastructure rapidly for the last few years.
  • Under this, many roads, tunnels, bridges, military bases, permanent military infrastructure, helipads, and airfields are being built.
  • In June 2020, after the bloody clash between the soldiers of the two countries in the Galvan Valley of eastern Ladakh, India increased the pace of border infrastructure.

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