Col Chewang Rinchen Bridge: Asia’s Highest Altitude all-weather permanent bridge built by Indian Army in Ladakh increases the anxiety of China

The Indian Army has constructed Col Chewang Rinchen Bridge, Asia’s highest altitude bridge in Eastern Ladakh. The highest bridge in Asia has been constructed at the Shyok River in Ladakh which is located on the border line of actual control adjacent to China. The construction of this road has increased the anxiety of China.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurating Col Chewang Rinchen Bridge

On 21 October 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated this bridge which connects Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh. He had reached Ladakh with the army chief and also visited on the newly constructed bridge. This bridge will give a boost to road connectivity from Drabuk to DBO near the China border. It is a 4.5 meters wide, 1400 ft long bridge situated at 14,000 ft with Load capacity 70 tonnes.

Earlier, due to lack of road connectivity on the China border, Many problems were faced by Indian Army in transporting goods to the outposts there. Now the necessary equipment and weapons will be easily accessible to the soldiers of Indian Army on the border with the help of this Bridge.

The strength of the Indian Army will be doubled by the construction of this bridge, which can bear 70 tons of weight. Significantly, China has built roads to the border itself, laid a railway line, constructed an airstrip, but has been trying to prevent India from doing so.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Army Chief Bipin Rawat at Col Chewang Rinchen Bridge

Indian Army ignored the China’s warning against the construction of this Bridge. Now Indian army personnel will be able to reach the China border in a much shorter time than before with the help of this bridge.

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