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Defence Minister Sitharaman Inaugurates Hussainiwala Bridge Blown Up During 1971 War

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday inaugurated a strategically important bridge in Hussainiwala, which was was blown off during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war to stop advance of enemy force’s armoured units.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday restored a piece of history blown off to keep the enemy at bay during 1971 war. The minister inaugurated a bridge in Hussainiwala which was blown off during 1971 war against Pakistan to stop the advance of Pakistan’s forces’ armoured units.

She dedicated the 280-foot long bridge to the nation which connects Ferozepur with Hussainiwala barrage on Sutlej river.

The bridge is the only lifeline for the residents of more than two dozen villages by connecting Hussainiwala enclave with the rest of the country, the minister said.

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