14 May '17, 8am

India can now swiftly move Troops and Battle Tanks to China Border

India can now swiftly move Troops and Battle Tanks to China Border

India's longest river bridge, capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank, will be inaugurated in Assam close to the border with China on May 26 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the inauguration of the 9.15-km-long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river, the prime minister will kick start the celebrations of the NDA government's three years in office from this eastern-most part of Assam. The bridge is seen as an attempt by India to shore up its defence requirements along the Sino-Indian border particularly in the Northeast besides providing easy access to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam with air and rail connectivity. It is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, making it the longest bridge in India. "The prime minister will dedicate the strategically important bridge to the nation on May 26. It will bolster the roa...

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