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India opens key strategic bridge to enable army transport in border region with China.

10th January 2023 - 04:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


Siyom Bridge in the state of Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated on 3 January, aiding the military in moving equipment and troops around. (Indian MoD)

Military tensions with China are forcing Delhi to invest more heavily in infrastructure near the two countries' shared border.

India has opened a key strategic bridge that will enable the Indian Army to transport supplies, heavy vehicles and artillery to remote areas of the 3,000km border it shares with China.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the strategic 100m-long Siyom Bridge on Along-Yinkiong Road in the northeast state of Arunachal Pradesh on 3 January.

Sporadic skirmishes with China – including clashes in the Tawang area in early December – have resulted in India steadily increasing infrastructure, such as roads and bridges in the treacherous mountainous terrain.

Singh also virtually inaugurated 27 projects, cumulatively valued at $90 million. Construction was carried

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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