Indian Army gifts 7 bailey bridges to Myanmar Army

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    Indian Army gifts 7 bailey bridges to Myanmar Army

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    In a move to provide a vital fillip to the relationship between the two historic neighbours – India and Myanmar – the Indian Army yesterday handed over seven Bailey bridges to the Myanmar Army at Leimakhong army headquarter, about 20 km north of Imphal.

    The General Officer Commanding Spears Corps Lt Gen AK Sahni, handed over the sevenBailey bridges to Commander Major General Soe Lwin of North West Command at Leimakhong.

    “We are taking up this as a Prime Minister’s initiative for the development of border infrastructure”, said Lt Gen Sahni. “This will help in meeting the aspiration of the people and also to ensure security along the Indo-Myanmar border”, he also said adding, “This gesture by India will go a long way in providing a vital fillip to the relationship between the two historic neighbours.

    The step has been taken as part of the 3rd Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet between India and Myanmar held under the aegis of Spears Corps of Indian Army at Leimakhong from July 23-25. The meeting was attended by high ranking officials from both the countries.

    The Border Committee Meet is a landmark event which provides an opportunity for representatives of security forces and government officials of both nations to discuss and resolve crucial issues relating to border management, bi-lateral cooperation and counter-terrorism strategy.
     
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    Dinesh_Kumar Regular Member

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    Indian Army good in building bridges...:laugh:
     
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    In the past India had also gifted BEL made back-o-loaders and bull dozers and their are also reports of India passing Burma some arms and ammunition, let it foster the bridge of friendship :truestory:
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Bailey bridges are ideal for spanning rivers in underdeveloped areas and are very fast to launch.

    It is based on the modular concept and requires no crane and can be fitted by human labour alone.

    It is also very easy and quick to replace components, if damaged.

    It requires no special tools to construct and launch.

    And it can stand heavy vehicular traffic and tanks can also go over these bridges without any problem or stress.

    It is an ideal aid to Myanmar for spanning rivers in the underdeveloped areas.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Will bridges be emplaced by IA & equipment or by Burmese labor?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is so easy to construct that I am sure the Burmese Army Engineers also know how to just clamp up the various segments of the bridge.

    I would not be surprised if IA Engineers are also sent to assist.
     
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    BEML?

    Ya, also gifted military vehicles like trucks,etc......

     
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    Bailey Bridges, Inc. - Manufacture and Supply Portable Bridges

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