According to a statement released, the Border Roads Organization will build the highest fighter airfield in the world in the Nyoma district of Ladakh. According to Border Roads Organization, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will lay the project’s cornerstone on September 12 from Devak Bridge in Jammu.
Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, head of the Border Roads Organization, earlier predicted that India will surpass China in the next two to three years due to the aggressive efforts being made by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to build infrastructure along the 3,488 Km stretch of the Line of Actual Control.He said 295 projects have been completed worth ₹ 11,000 crore in last 2-3 years.
The BRO chief said that China began their push for infrastructure development all along LAC much before India, and a decade ago, our thinking about infrastructure development along the 3,488 Km stretch was a little bit defensive. He was comparing the current administration with the previous governments regarding infrastructure development along borders.
“But now the present government has changed this thinking and policy and is supporting us with a budget along with all other vehicles and machines to accelerate our work all along the LAC,” he said.
Highlighting the budget earmarked for the development of infrastructure along the LAC by the central government in recent years, Mr Chaudhry said, “In 2008, our budget used to be approximately ₹ 3,000 crore. In 2017, it increased to ₹ 5,000-6,000 crore. In 2019, it went up to ₹ 8,000 crore and increased thereafter. And in the last year around ₹ 12,340 crore were spent.”