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Himachal CM to raise with PM, Def Minister shifting of Army Training Command from Shimla

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Following reports that the is considering a proposal to shift its training command headquarters from Shimla, said Thursday he will raise the issue with and

Replying to a question raised by of Opposition (LoP) Mukesh Agnihotri, the CM informed the House that the did not receive any official information so far regarding the proposal of shifting Headquarters of the Training Command (HQ ARTRAC) from to in

He said a delegation including several ex-servicemen had met him the previous day and expressed their concern over the proposal.

Thakur said his government would raise the issue with the Centre and make every possible effort to ensure that the proposal does not materialise.

The CM said he would talk to Modi and Sitharaman in this regard.

"The ARTRAC has its own historical and strategic significance and I will leave no stone unturned to withdraw the proposal of shifting from Shimla," he said.

"Our defence forces make their own internal strategies as per their requirement but individually I am against its shifting," the added.

Earlier raising the issue in the Assembly, the LoP said he had got the information regarding decision of shifting the from to from his sources and a section of the media.

He said efforts should be made to stop the shifting as Headquarters of the had already been shifted from to Chandimandir in in 1985.

The ARTRAC has been based in Shimla since March 1993 after it was moved there from Mhow in It is housed in heritage buildings dating back to the British era. The buildings, at one point of time, housed the headquarters of The during the summer months.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 15:10 IST