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'Nation First': Indian Army Builds The Longest Suspension Bridge In Leh Within 40 Days

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Indian Army inaugurated the longest suspension bridge in Leh on April 1
  • The combat engineers of the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army built the bridge in a record time of 40 days
  • The bridge was inaugurated by 89-year-old war veteran Naik Phunchok Angdus (retd).

In yet another moment of pride for the nation, Indian Army inaugurated the longest suspension bridge in Leh on April 1. Built over the Indus River in the Choglamsar village by war veterans of the region, the bridge has been dedicated to the Kargil martyrs.

The 260 feet long cable suspension bridge named as ‘The Maitri Bridge’ was built by the combat engineers of the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army in a record time of 40 days. The bridge was inaugurated by 89-year-old war veteran Naik Phunchok Angdus (Retd) on April 1. 

 

The Indian Army posted the pictures of the inauguration ceremony of the suspension bridge on the official Twitter handle:

 

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In one of the many pictures the Indian army posted on social media, the army officials can be seen proudly posing on the bridge. 

The message on the bridge reads: 

"The Maitri Bridge
Dedicated to people of India To commemorate 20th year of Kargil Vijay diwas by fire and fury corps
We will either find a way or make one."

This suspension bridge is expected to improve connectivity in remote regions of Leh and Ladakh while connecting the secluded areas of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot in the region. The locals in the area extended blessing to the Indian Army for the construction of the much required bridge.

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