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Arunachal Pradesh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Siyom bridge at Boleng

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Arunachal Pradesh: On January 3, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Siyom bridge in Arunachal Pradesh, as well as 27 other BRO-completed infrastructure projects, amid border tensions between India and China.

Rajnath Singh arrived in Boleng, Arunachal Pradesh’s Siang district, to officially open the crucial Siyom bridge.

The defence minister spoke at the ceremony, emphasising the importance of putting national interests first in order to maintain the country’s dominance.


The 100-metre-long Siyom bridge over the river Siyom is a strategically important bridge because it allows the military to deploy troops to far-flung areas of the Line of Actual Control.

The Defence Minister stated in Parliament that the Indian Army bravely stopped Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops from encroaching on Indian territory and forced them to withdraw to their posts.

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Rajnath Singh, speaking on the occasion, praised BRO’s commitment to establishing connectivity in remote areas by ensuring the timely completion of these roads and bridges. He stated that in 2021, BRO completed 102 infrastructure projects, and that in 2022, in addition to these 28 infrastructure projects, BRO has dedicated a record 103 infrastructure projects to the nation. He praised the feat of completing these 28 infrastructure projects in such a short period of time this year. He stated that the BRO’s performance is unprecedented and reflects the grit and determination of the entire Border Roads Organisation, which is led by Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, VSM, DG Border Roads.

Along with the publication of the BRO Vision and New Tech Handbook, Singh will reportedly virtually launch 27 additional Border Roads Organisation (BRO) projects, according to a Defence Ministry statement. Then he’d strike up a conversation with the crowd.

During the winter session, the government informed Parliament that the BRO had constructed 3,097 kilometres of roads in Arunachal Pradesh over the previous five years.

This will be the Defense Minister’s first visit to Arunachal Pradesh following the recent clash between Indian and Chinese security forces in the Tawang sector.



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