“Confused BRO For ‘Bro'”: Rajnath Singh’s Wordplay For Border Organisation In Arunachal
As he opened some strategically significant connectivity projects in the border state of Arunachal Pradesh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh showed some brotherly love for the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
“When I earlier used to see the short form ‘BRO’ on signboards, in my childhood, I used to think it’s ‘bro’, which our younger generation uses for ‘brother’,” he said, speaking in Hindi, at the event in Siang district.
“After seeing their work now,” he added, “I believe they are indeed brothers of our armed forces and the people. I can say that I was not wrong to read BRO as ‘bro’.”
Rajnath Singh opened the Siyom Bridge in Boleng in the Siang district during his visit, which came a month after Indian and Chinese troops engaged in combat along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang region of Arunachal. He also essentially launched 27 BRO projects.
Although he did not go to any forward locations, the 100-meter bridge over the Siyom River is an important military route since it enables the faster movement of troops to the border.
The Indian Army heroically prevented Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops from invading Indian land, according to a statement made by the minister in Parliament, and forced them to retreat to their positions.
This episode was the most recent of several similar ones that have occurred over the past few years, leading opposition parties led by the Congress to criticise PM Narendra Modi’s foreign policy.
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