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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Visits Forward Areas At LAC With Army Chief Naravane

New Delhi: Amid border tensions with China alongside the Line of Precise Management, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Indian Military Chief Basic Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday visited Sukna Corp in Bengal’s Darjeeling district.

The Sukna Corp is tasked to guard Bhutan and borders with China.

Singh and Basic Naravane reached Sukna Army Camp late on Saturday afternoon. The 2 are on a two-day go to to Darjeeling and Sikkim. Each the defence minister and the Military chief will go to ahead areas and work together with troops.

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Within the meantime, Singh may even carry out ‘Shastra Puja’ on Dussehra and inaugurate an infrastructure undertaking construct by the Border Street Organisation, throughout his go to.

Singh has been pushing for infrastructure developments throughout on the border areas for swift motion of the forces.

Earlier, this month, heralding in a brand new period within the connectivity of roads and bridges in delicate areas near Western, Northern and North Japanese Borders, Singh opened 44 main everlasting bridges constructed by BRO.

He additionally laid the muse stone for Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. These bridges are of strategic significance and supply connectivity to distant areas. The 44 bridges are unfold over seven states and union territories.

Lauding the BRO for its position in bettering the border infrastructure, Singh had said that these bridges will enhance connectivity within the far-flung areas of western, northern and north east sectors and fulfil the aspirations of native individuals.

They’d additionally meet the transport and logistics necessities of the armed forces all year long, he added.

Additional, the federal government has additionally deliberate to construct 10 tunnels working up greater than 100 kilometres in Ladakh and Kashmir areas for clean motion of the army all year long.

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The BRO has proposed eight tunnels to reinforce connectivity to Ladakh and Kashmir linking roads to the Line of Management.

A number of tunnels can be on the 17,000 toes connecting ahead places.

(IANS)

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