The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Saturday tendered an unconditional apology for erroneously showing Kimin, where Defence Minister Rajnath Singh came to inaugurate 12 roads last week, as part of Assam though it belongs to Arunachal Pradesh.

BRO Additional Director General (East) P K H Singh, at a virtual press conference from near Naharlagun said that the error was unintentional. “The BRO never intended to hurt sentiments of loving brothers and sisters of Arunachal Pradesh,” the official said.

Several organisations of Arunachal Pradesh have protested against the issue.The defence minister on June 17 inaugurated 12 strategic roads developed by the BRO and 10 of them are in Arunachal Pradesh.

The BRO official also said that initially, the plan was to hold the defence minister’s programme at Huri village in Kurung Kumey district, but uncertain climatic condition posed challenges to fly helicopter for which the venue was changed. The event was finally organised at Kimin in Papum Pare district.


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