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Thakur for creation of 'Himachal battalion' in Army

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Minister Tuesday suggested that a separate 'Himachal

battalion' be created in the Army, keeping in view the services rendered by the state youths in the defence forces.

The suggestion was made during the minister's meeting with of Staff Command, Chandi Mandir, Chandigarh Lt General P K Bali, an said.

Lt General P K had called on Thakur at the latter's official residence here.

The said the state was proud to have maximum number of soldiers in the He said the state also has over one lakh ex-service men and the government has launched several schemes for their welfare.

Thakur said the will take up the matter of establishing a of Himachali youths.

"The defence forces have provided support and cooperation to the at the time of natural calamity, particularly in rescuing the stranded people in and youths from Holi in district due to untimely snow," he said.

The urged the to use SASE helipad for civil flights as well so that it can be used to facilitate the tourists visiting the area.

Lt General assured the that he would take up the matter with the authorities concerned, adding that the Army will provide all support to the construction of at Dharamsala.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 23:05 IST