Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under the supervision of the Indian Army has completed the construction of the bridge over Galwan River in Ladakh that China had objected to. The construction is significant as it comes at a time when Indian Army is engaged in a stand-off with the Chinese expansionist forces in Ladakh. It was in this area that Indian Army had killed more than 43 PLA soldiers while 20 Indian soldiers made the supreme sacrifice in the battle with Chinese forces.
Reports say the 60m four-span bridge which is near the Patrolling Point 14 where the clash between Indian and Chinese forces took place earlier this week. The construction of the bridge was completed on Thursday.
The Indian Army is working to complete the 255 Km-long strategic Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) road including eight bridges and its blacktopping at some of the stretches by the end of this year, reports ANI. The bridge on the Galwan river is on this stretch of the road. The road reduced the travel time between Leh and DBO to six hours from a significantly higher duration earlier.
Though the construction of the road was started almost 2 decades ago, Modi government laid special emphasis on it when it came to power in 2014.
In the all party meet on 19th June, PM Modi had stressed that primacy was given by his government to border area infrastructure to make our borders more secure. He also reiterated that neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured.