Who is Major Aaina Rana: BRO Latest News: Major Aaina Rana, First Women Army officer to command Road Construction Company under BRO

Highlights

  • Major Aina Rana got the command of Road Construction Company (RCC) under BRO
  • Major Aina got the responsibility of road connectivity from Indo-China border in Himalayan region
  • Major Aina Rana has joined BRO after serving for 9 years in the Indian Army.

New Delhi
Major Aina Rana has become the first woman Army officer to head a Road Construction Company (RCC) under the Border Roads Organization (BRO). Major Aina has been given the responsibility of road connectivity to the Indo-China border in the challenging Himalayan region. Major Aina Rana, originally a resident of Pathankot in Punjab, has joined the BRO after serving for 9 years in the Indian Army.

This decision of assigning important role to women is being seen as BRO’s commitment towards women empowerment and promotion. The BRO is a road construction executive force in India that provides assistance to and is a part of the Indian Armed Forces. BRO develops and maintains road network in India’s border areas and friendly neighboring countries.

Earlier in April this year, a road construction company was commanded by Vaishali S Hivase, a resident of Wardha, Maharashtra. She was the first woman commanding officer of the BRO to be posted to the post.

Road construction on the northern and north-eastern borders
The Border Roads Organization is concentrating on the northern and north-eastern borders simultaneously. The organization is working here on Construction Plan (LTRoWP) for the overall development of roads in the border areas. Work is underway for long term role building (reforms) over five years (2018-23). The length of 272 roads to be built under it is 14,269.31 km. In addition, 4 bridges will also be constructed.

What is BRO?
BRO was established on 7 May 1960 during the tenure of the first Prime Minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru. The main objective of creating this organization was that after independence, such a basic infrastructure should be created in such places on the borders of India and remote areas where resources cannot easily reach, so that the Indian Army can reach here and keep these areas safe. Can you

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