Amid increasing presence of Chinese troops across the Northern border of India, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to further enhance its capability through optimum use to technology and strive to strengthen the infrastructure of the border areas at a faster pace.
Singh was addressing all ranks of the BRO at an event organised in New Delhi on 7 May to celebrate the 63rd raising day of the organisation.
“The Chinese presence has increased in the Northern sector in the recent past. Due to their proficiency in construction in mountainous areas, they manage to reach different places very quickly. The BRO must continue to work in parallel and focus on increasing their capability with full use of technology,” Singh said, adding that the government, on its part, is making all efforts to provide the required support to the BRO in this direction.
Singh noted the recent announcement of increase of capital budget of BRO by 40 per cent to Rs 3,500 crore in FY23. He assured the BRO of not just budgetary, but all possible support in this endeavour.