New Delhi, Oct 12: In a time, when India is going through various problems caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, its neighboring countries - Pakistan and China - seems to be part of a mission in creating disputes along the seven thousand kilometers of the shared borders, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.
"Today, our country is facing several problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, be it in the farm sector or the economy, industries or national security, everything has been impacted by this. You must be aware of the situation created at our northern and eastern borders," Singh said while addressing an event through video conferencing.
The Defence Minister was inaugurating 44 bridges made by the Border Road Organisation across seven States and Union Territories in an event through video conferencing.
"First Pakistan, and now China, it appears disputes are being created by them as part of a mission. We share around seven thousand kilometers of border with these countries. The country, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is not only facing the crisis with determination but is also bringing big and historic changes in many fields," Singh said.
Singh said, "in the challenging times of COVID-19 and despite the border tensions and disputes caused by Pakistan and China, the country was not only resolutely facing them but also bringing about historical changes in all sectors of development under the able leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi"
Naming Atal Tunnel a perfect example, he said, "The construction of such a tunnel is amazing and unprecedented not only in India but the history of the entire world. This tunnel will add a new chapter to our national security and the betterment of the lives of the people of Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh."