Indian Defense Minister opens 12 roads
Twelve roads built by the BRO in the northern and eastern border areas were thrown open by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today.
At an event in Lakhimpur district of Assam, the Defence Minister e-inaugurated a 20-km double-laned Kimin-Potin road along with nine other roads in Arunachal Pradesh and one each in the Union Territories of Ladakh.
He said the roads inaugurated today hold strategic and socio-economic importance as they would play an important role in strengthening national security as well as promoting development of the North-East region.
Singh said the development of North-East, was not only the overall development of the country, but also to the nation’s relations with East Asian countries.
DG Border Roads Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry gave a brief overview of the BRO’s achievements. — TNS