Indian army makes World Record today, builds longest bridge over Indus river in just 40 days

Indian Army hit the headlines for all the right reasons and once again they proved that they are amongst the strongest and intelligent forces of the world. The soldiers have done something great which soldiers of other countries would only dream of. Indian Army built the longest suspension bridge over the Indus River at Choglamsar village in Leg, Ladakh.

The bridge was inaugurated by War Veterans of the region on April 1, marks the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The cable suspension bridge, named Maitri is 260-feet long was constructed by the combat engineers of the ‘Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army’ and that too in a time of 40 days, which is indeed a world record.

The purpose of constructing the bridge is to help residents of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot villages which are the largest areas in Ladakh.

Pictures of the inauguration ceremony of the bridge were posted by the official Twitter handle of ADG- PI (Additional Directorate General of Public Information). “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,” read the tweet.

Netizens took time to praise the Indian Army for building the longest suspension bridge over Indus river.

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