Posted on April 24, 2020, 3:25 PM IST
Even as the nation grapples under the corona virus lockdown, a strategic military development in Arunachal Pradesh has irked China. India has built a new bridge, it is said to be 430 feet long bailey bridge at Daporijo over the Subhansiri river.
The purpose of this construction was to transport heavy supplies to troops deployed along the Line of Actual Control with China. The Border Roads Organisation has named this bridge after Hangpan Dada, who laid down his life fighting terrorists in J&K, he was later posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra.
That part of the border has always had a tendency to friction point between India and China. Lack of reliable and all weather connectivity was vulnerability,” said Nitin Gokhale, a New Delhi-based strategic affairs expert. “The new bridge and improved road overcomes that and ensures uninterrupted supply to troops.”
The new bridge opened by the India also strides one of the main access routes of the Chinese Army into India from Tibet.
(Source: Economic Times)