Govt raises defence budget to over Rs 3 lakh crore

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday increased defence budget to over Rs three lakh crore for the financial year 2019-20 in the budget presented in Lok Sabha. “Our defence budget will be crossing Rs 3,00,000 crore for the first time in 2019-20. For securing our borders and to maintain preparedness of the highest order, if necessary, additional funds would be provided,” Mr Goyal said during his Budget speech.

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Sitharaman dedicates Diffo bridge in Arunachal Pradesh to nation

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inaugurated the 426.60 metre long Pre Stressed Concrete Box Girder type bridge over Diffo river on Roing-Koron-Paya road in Arunachal Pradesh.  Dedicating the bridge to the nation, the minister praised the commendable work being done by Project Udayak, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in this region. Sitharaman appreciated completion of this prestigious bridge which would provide uninterrupted access between Dibang valley and Lohit valley region of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh and an all-weather Road to the troops deployed on the China Border.  Director General Border Roads…

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