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Amid tensions with China, Rajnath Singh to inaugurate 43 bridges built by BRO across seven states

Amid tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate 43 bridges made by Border Roads Organisation across seven States and UTs. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Nechiphu Tunnel, via video conference, tomorrow.

India’s push for developing infrastructure in areas bordering China has rattled Beijing as Indian troops have increased patrolling along the LAC.

In July, three new bridges built by the BRO in Ladakh’s Nimu region became operational. These three bridges are strategically located and would help the Indian Army in moving tanks and other heavy artillery to the Eastern Ladakh sector along the LAC.

India’s big infra push 

The construction of this bridge in Nimu was done in a record time of three months.

In June, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar blasted the Congress saying critical border infrastructure projects were not given clearance from 2004-2014 when Sonia Gandhi-led party was in power.

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