India has built a 260-f00t-long ‘Maitri Bridge’ in a record time of 40 days in Choglamsar village situated in Leh Ladakh

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Locals of the area thanked the Army for constructing the bridge, which has brought much relief to people of the area.

The Fire and Fury Corps of India has built a 260-f00t-long ‘Maitri Bridge’ in a record time of 40 days in Choglamsar village situated in Leh Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the longest suspension bridge over the Indus river.The cable suspension bridge was built using innovative engineering methods. It was constructed by the combat engineers (Sahas aur Yogyata Regiment) of the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army in a record time of 40 days, ferrying almost 500 tons of equipment and construction material. The construction of the bridge comes in a year when the Fire and Fury Corps is celebrating 20 years of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The senior war veterans of 1947-48, 1962, 1971 and 1999 operations in the Ladakh region led by Naik Phunchok Angdus (retd), an 89-year-old war veteran, opened the bridge to the public. An 89-year-old war veteran, Naik Phunchok Angdus (Retd), dedicated the Cable Suspension Bridge to the locals on the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. This comes after the civil administration directed the Army to build a bridge to help the locals of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot villages (largest villages of Ladakh Region) in their commute. The bridge was inaugurated by senior Ladakhi war veterans in the presence of Lt Gen YK Joshi. The 260-foot longest suspension bridge over the Indus River was built using innovative engineering methods. It was constructed by the Combat Engineers (Sahas aur Yogyata Regiment) of the Fire & Fury Corps ferrying almost 500 tonnes of bridging equipment and construction material. Meanwhile, locals of the area thanked the Army for constructing the bridge, which, they say, has brought much-needed relief to the people of the region.

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