Arunachal Pradesh: Chief Minister Pema Khandu welcomes Army's development initiative in state

Updated On : 08 Jul , 2017 , 04:54 PM
Arunachal Pradesh: Chief Minister Pema Khandu welcomes Army's development initiative in state
Arunachal Pradesh: Chief Minister Pema Khandu welcomes Army's development initiative in state
Itanagar:

Development initiative of Army has been welcomed in Arunachal Pradesh by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and according to him Tawang has also been developed because of them.

He also said people of Arunachal Pradesh and the Army share a special bond, when Major General Ashok Dhingra, the GOC of 56 Infantry Division called on him on Friday to discuss defence-related issues in the state, an official release said on Saturday.

Dhingra discussed defence land acquisition issue with Khandu, who assured him that all such cases will be taken care of.

He said the state government, in cooperation with the Centre, is trying the best to compensate the local people for land wherever acquired by the defence establishment.

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The chief minister welcomed the decision for a Sainik School in the state and said that it will bring people of the frontier state closer to the Army and youths of the state will find new career opportunities in the defence forces.

Dhingra informed the chief minister about various development and welfare activities undertaken by the Army in the border areas.

He said the Army also plans to open schools for border people with support from local community, the release added.

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First Published : Saturday, July 08, 2017 04:35 PM
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