Modi marks three years in power by opening India’s longest bridge


Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, marking three years in power, on Friday (26) inaugurated the country’s longest bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in the northeastern state of Assam. The 9.15 km (5.7 mile) Dhola-Sadiya bridge, strong enough to carry a 60-tonne battle tank, will reduce travel times from Assam to the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh whose territory is partly claimed by China. “The inauguration of the bridge marks the end of a long wait for the people of this area,” Modi’s office quoted him as saying in a speech, adding the bridge “opens the door for economic…

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