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Himachal CM to voice opposition to shifting of ARTRAC

IANS  |  Shimla 

Chief Minister on Thursday said he opposed the reported move of the (ARTRAC) from the state capital to outside the state and will raise the issue with the Centre.

"The government will make every effort to ensure that the ARTRAC is not shifted out of We will raise the matter strongly with the Centre," Thakur informed the state Assembly.

"A delegation of army officers, serving and retired, met me on Wednesday and expressed their concern over it. I personally feel that ARTRAC should not be shifted out of Shimla," he said.

"Defence has its own internal strategies, but I personally feel that the prestigious institution should remain in

"I will take it up with the also. The government will send its concern in writing to the Centre. The ARTRAC should not be shifted out in any situation."

of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri cited to say that there was a move to shift the ARTRAC from

Thakur said that there was no official communication for shifting the ARTRAC that has been based in Shimla since March 1993 after it was moved from Mhow in It houses several British-era buildings.

He said is small but has a big contribution in defending the borders of the country, which cannot be ignored.

"Narendra Modi, who came to Dharamsala recently, had also recognised the continued contribution of Himachal soldiers in defence," he said.



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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 16:56 IST