Appointment of Lieutenant General Raghu Srinivasan as BRO chief

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Lieutenant General Raghu Srinivasan took over the role of the 28th Director General (DG) of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) following the retirement of Lieutenant General Rajiv Chaudhary on October 2, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • Srinivasan is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military Academy, who was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in 1987.

  • He has participated in major military operations including Operation Vijay, Operation Rakshak and Operation Parakram.

  • Lieutenant General Srinivasan's expertise lies in serving in the border areas of India, particularly Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, providing unique insight into the infrastructure needs.

Command and Staff Appointments:

  • Throughout his career, Srinivasan completed prestigious courses including the Defense Services Staff College, Higher Command and National Defense College.

  • He has commanded units such as 58 Engineer Regiment and 416 Engineer Brigade.

  • Held important positions like Deputy Director General of Discipline and Vigilance, Commandant of Bengal Engineer Group and Center Roorkee, Chief Engineer of Southern Command and Assistant Director General in Engineer-in-Chief Branch.

Legacy and Achievements of Border Roads Organization (BRO):

  • Established on May 7, 1960 with the primary objective of securing India's borders through infrastructure development in the far northern and northeastern areas.

  • BRO's contribution includes construction and dedication of more than 63,000 kilometers of roads, 976 bridges, six tunnels and 21 airfields.

  • In the last year, BRO completed a record-breaking 193 projects in eight border states and three Union Territories, at a total cost of ₹5,400 crore.

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