India launches 12 roads built by BRO in northern, eastern borders
Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh inaugurated 12 roads built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the northern and eastern border areas.
The Defence Minister e-inaugurated a 20 km double-lane Kimin-Potin road in Assam's Lakhimpur district, as well as nine other roads in Arunachal Pradesh and one each in the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir.
The roads have been constructed as part of the BRO's Arunank, Vartak, Brahmank, Udayak, Himank, and Sampark projects.
Rajnath Singh, speaking at the event, praised BRO for its contribution to the infrastructure development of the country's remote border areas, particularly in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. The roads that were inaugurated are strategic and socio-economically significant because they will help to strengthen national security and promote development in the Northeast.
These road projects, according to the Defence Minister, are part of the government's "Act East Policy," which places a special emphasis on the overall development of border areas.
The Defence Minister also discussed some of the government's major reforms, such as the appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff, measures to boost defence manufacturing self-reliance, and the corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). In these rapidly changing times, these reforms are proving to be a game-changer in military preparedness.