Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated the Government’s unwavering commitment to bolster border infrastructure and to effectively deal with any threats that undermine the peace and tranquillity in the country as he inaugurated strategically important ‘Col Chewang Rinchen Setu’ Bridge in Ladakh on October 21. “Keeping in view the current security situation, strengthening our borders is the need of the hour. Border area development is an integral part of our Government’s plan and this bridge is a part of that strategy,” Singh said.
The Defence Minister also added, “India shares cordial relations with China. There are perceptional differences between both the countries on the boundary issue but the issue has been handled with great maturity and responsibly. Both countries have not allowed the situation to escalate or go out of hand.”