The Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, the country’s longest river bridge, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam on Friday, will provide a big boost to the Indian Army as it protects the nation’s Northeast region against China.
According to a Bloomberg report, the bridge, spanning 9.2 km across the Brahmaputra River, will ensure the smooth movement of troops to Arunachal Pradesh, one of India’s most remote regions that is claimed in full by China. The bridge, according to news agency ANI, will be named the Bhupen Hazarika Setu.
Speaking to Bloomberg, K V Kuber, an independent defence analyst and former colonel in the Indian Army, said, “The bridge across the Brahmaputra into Arunachal Pradesh is a great strategic shift in the thinking in the Indian defence establishment regarding infrastructure development in the borders with China.”
“The new infrastructure will help the Indian military to be prepared for a decent rebuttal to ward off any misadventure from the Chinese side,” Kuber added.
Credit By: Business Standard
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