Defence Minister

Itanagar, Jan 03: Amid the border tension between India and China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reached the Mohanbari airport at Dibrugarh for a two-day go to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

On Tuesday, Singh will go to Boleng in Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh, where he’ll inaugurate the strategically-vital Siyom bridge.

According to the statement released by the Defence Ministry, Singh will also virtually inaugurate 27 other projects of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) along with the release of the BRO Vision and New Tech Handbook. Following that, he will interact with the locals.

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It is really well worth mentioning that the BRO has constructed a total of 3,097 km of roads in Arunachal Pradesh in the last five years, the government informed the Parliament during the recently-held winter session.

This will be the first visit of the Defence Minister to Arunachal Pradesh after the recent clash in the Tawang sector between the Indian and Chinese security forces.