Indus River’s longest suspension bridge built by Indian Army
The combat engineers of the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army built the cable suspension bridge, named Maitri in a record time of 40 days.
On April 1 – the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, the longest suspension bridge built over the Indus River at Choglamsar village in Leh was inaugurated by veterans led by Naik Phunchok Angdus (retd), an 89-year-old war veteran.
ADG- PI (Additional Directorate General of Public Information) shared Pictures of the inauguration ceremony of the bridge and said in a tweet “Suspension Bridge constructed over Indus River by Combat Engineers ‘Fire & Fury Corps’ (Sahas aur Yogyata Regiment) was inaugurated by local War Veterans of the region on 1 April 2019. Built in a record time of 40 days ‘Maitri Bridge’ is the longest Suspension Bridge over River Indus.
Suspension Bridge constructed over Indus River by Combat Engineers ‘Fire & Fury Corps’ was inaugurated by local War Veterans of region on 1 April 2019.Built in a record time of 40 days ‘Maitri Bridge’ is longest Suspension Bridge over River Indus.#NationFirst pic.twitter.com/PDQJgOVxwl
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 2, 2019
The bridge connected the remote areas of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot, which are said to be the largest villages in the region.
Many on social media appreciated the grit and dedication of the Army persons who swiftly constructed the bridge in record time.
Only Indian army can do this.
In limited period only 40 days.
Proud of you🇮🇳
— praveen (@praveenmali5) April 3, 2019
Love the smiles on the faces of our bravehearts..!!!
Keep rocking always.
Jai Hind. 🇮🇳
— Roshani 🇮🇳 (@IndiaBhakt1) April 2, 2019
Congratulations and Proud of our Armed forces and Engg Regiments
— Rish (@wrishi_yogi) April 2, 2019
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