Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) Road 

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Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) Road 

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III- Security; GS-I- Geography

In News:

  • In the reporting on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) stand-off, the Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) road has often appeared. 
  • The Chinese build-up along the Galwan River valley region poses a direct threat to the DSDBO road.
  • It is the 255-km long all-weather road built by India’s Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in eastern Ladakh.
  • It runs almost parallel to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Aksai Chin. 
  • In October 2019, Defence Minister inaugurated a 500-m-long Bailey Bridge on the road. 
  • The bridge is named after Colonel Chewang Rinchen, an Indian Army hero from Ladakh. 
  • Located at 14,650 ft, it is believed to be the world’s highest such bridge.
  • DSDBO connects Leh to Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO), the northernmost corner of Indian territory in Ladakh. 
  • DBO has the world’s highest airstrip.

IAS UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 16th June 2020

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