India is developing infrastructure at borders to facilitate landing and take-offs of aircraft
Bengaluru: With a view to facilitating take offs and landing at border areas, road and highways in the area are being developed on a massive scale, as revealed by top government sources.
The move comes in handy especially during crisis, sources added.
Furthermore, what has prompted the authorities to go ahead with the plan is to face the prospect of a two-front war with China and Pakistan.
The Indian Air Force (IAF), The Border Road Organisation (BRO), and the ministry of road transport and highways are working together in this regard.
The Prime Minister’s Office has also taken keen interest in this regard.
As reported by a website, the concerned ministry is also identifying more such infrastructure across the country.
Quoting a source, the website added, “So far, approximately 30 such highways have been identified across the country which the IAF can use for the operational purpose during emergency.”
It is interesting to note that defence minister Rajnath Singh had informed the Parliament earlier about the government’s initiative to build such infrastructure.
“More roads and bridges have been completed in the border areas. In the coming years too, the government will remain committed to this objective,” Singh had said.
Tensions between China and India have risen ever since the Galwan Valley clashes that took place on June 14.
As many as 20 Indian soldiers were martyred while sources add that China lost double the number of soldiers.
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With a view to send a strong warning to China, India has successfully test-fired a number of missiles in the last month or so.
So that makes it amply clear that it is not just about roads and infrastructure, but India is willing to explore all options to safeguard its territorial integrity.
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Last Updated Oct 11, 2020, 10:49 AM IST