Col Chewang Rinchen Setu: India’s highest altitude all-weather permanent bridge in eastern Ladakh

LEH-LADAKH: Col Chewang Rinchen Setu inaugurated on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is India’s highest altitude all-weather permanent bridge, located in eastern Ladakh at nearly 45 km from the country’s border with China.
After opening the bridge, Singh reiterated the Government’s commitment to bolster border infrastructure to effectively deal with any threats the country might face.
The 1400-ft -long bridge on Shyok River, situated in Sub-Sector North at 14,650 ft and christened after ‘Lion of Ladakh’ Col Chewang Rinchen was dedicated to the nation in his memory at a ceremony held next to it, which was also attended by Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat and daugther and granddaughter of the late highly-decorated army officer, who was awarded Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) twice. (AGENCIES)