Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Visits Kamakhya Temple

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Visits Kamakhya Temple
Courtesy: ANI

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited Kamakhya Temple to seek blessings during his two-day visit to the state. On Thursday he inaugurated 12 roads built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the northern and eastern border areas in Lakhimpur district.

After his visit to the Kamakhya Temple, the Defence Minister will visit the DRDO COVID hospital at Sarusajai and thereafter he will move to Raj Bhawan.

On Thursday, at a ceremony held in Lakhimpur district, the Defence Minister "e-inaugurated a 20-km long double lane Kimin-Potin road, along with nine other roads in Arunachal Pradesh and one each in the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir", according to a statement from the Defence Ministry.

Speaking at the event, Rajnath Singh paid tribute to the 20 soldiers who died in the clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley on June 15 last year and said that "India is a peace-loving nation but its response to aggression has been resolute".

"These roads will be helpful in fulfilling the needs of our Armed Forces and transporting necessities like medicines and ration to remote areas," he said.

Singh said the northeast was "geographically unique" and strategically sensitive. He said the region has suffered several challenges, including insurgency and smuggling and added that these problems are being solved with increasing development.

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