Daulat Beg Oldi: Indian road to strategic dominance along LAC in war against China nears completion
Monday, 5 October 2020 Daulat Beg Oldi Road is ready at the height of about 13 thousand to 16 thousand feet near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) from China on the Himalaya peaks. Amid all the obstacles, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has almost completed this 255-km long road construction. Rapid work on this road and many other projects are now...
While talking at the inauguration of Atal Tunnel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government put emphasis on the development of border infrastructure. "Many other important projects were treated in the same way as Atal tunnel. The strategically important Daulat Beg Oldi airstrip in Ladakh...
Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke about India's position on the standoff with China in Ladakh and said that the resolve of safeguarding the country's interest was shown. The Army chief added that India's engagements with China should continue as they have in the past. “Whatever we did has shown the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. With this approach our relations with China would develop along the path we wish. As two neighbours, who would like to have peace and tranquility on their borders. Engagements with China must continue as they have in the past, nobody wants an unsettled border,” he said. A border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries began in May last year. In June, it resulted in a clash in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. After nearly nine months, both armies withdrew artillery and camps, marking disengagement.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at the Congress for alleging that India ceded territory to the Chinese. The defence minister said that India would not tolerate any country trying to unilaterally change the status-quo at the borders. Rajnath Singh said that nobody can occupy India territory till he is alive. He also accused the Congress of insulting the bravery of our forces. This comes after Rahul Gandhi and several other Congress leaders had questioned the disengagement at the LAC and said that India has now lost territory to the Chinese. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A stolen figure of goddess Laxmi Narayan has returned to its home in Nepal. The idol was being worshipped at Patan's Patko Tole till 1984 when the statue went missing and later traced to a museum in Dallas, US. The figure was officially handed over to the Nepal Embassy in US during an official ceremony last month after the Nepali authorities provided evidences proving its origins to the Himalayan nation. "This statue which was kept in museum of Dallas, our mission there held four rounds of meeting and we provided them the evidences which belong to us. We have provided the documents as evidence and it matched, after matching those evidences Government of United States of America agreed to return it back and handed it over to our Embassy there," said Yadav Prasad Koirala, Culture Secretary of Nepal after the figure returned in Kathmandu.
Rhododendron flowers are on the verge of its extinction in Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh. The environmentalists and the scientists are worried about the extinction. The state had already declared the pink Rhododendron as the 'state flower of Himachal Pradesh' as this flower is endangered wild flower species. Suresh C Attri, Environment Officer said, "The Rhododendron flower is also 'State flower'. The plant of this flower is found in 1,500 meters to 3,000 meters in north Indian Himalayan region. With the rise in temperature and rainfall, it has been worsely affected. It survives in the temperature below 15 degree Celsius and acidic soil. Researchers had also confirmed its extinction. We need to conserve and save it across the Himalayas."
A truck driver in Jammu & Kashmir was rescued by a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) team after an avalanche, as per reports. A truck was reportedly carrying essential items to Keran village. An avalanche in Kupwara reportedly trapped the truck driver on March 21 evening. It took the BRO team around half an hour to rescue the driver, reports said. The rescuers were seen lighting a large fire to help the driver. Watch the full video for more.
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A team of Border Road Organisation (BRO) rescued a truck carrying essential supplies to Keran village was hit by avalanche at Dett Sirpaton. The mishap took place at 4pm today. The driver received minor injuries. The rescue operation continued for over half an hour.
A new 200m-long Bailey bridge has been built in place of 90m-long bridge that was washed away on February 7 in Raini village during flash floods. "It'll be open for transportation at 2 pm today. Constructed with innovative methods in 8 record days," said AS Rathore, Chief Engineer, Border Roads Organisation.