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8.INDUCTION OF INDIGENOUS BRIDGING SYSTEM INTO THE INDIAN ARMY

In close coordination with the private industry and DRDO, the Indian Army has inducted three sets of 10-metre short span bridges.

IMPORTANT POINTS:

  • The equipment will meet the important requirement of providing mobility to own forces by speedy bridging of gaps during operations.
  • This accomplishment is a step towards weaning away our armed forces from foreign manufactured equipment because the Bridge is indigenously designed, developed and delivered.
  • All stakeholders have put in concerted efforts to overcome challenges and realise the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government, which aims to ensure self reliance and self sufficiency in meeting the defence needs of the Indian Army.

SOURCE: PIB

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