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Arunachal Guv calls on Defence Minister, discusses various issues

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi, and discussed various issues, including national security.

The Governor, who is on an official tour to the national capital, during his meeting with the Defence Minister on Sunday, said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh share bonhomie with the security forces.

“The people have cordial relationships with Defence forces stationed in the state while the state Government ensures basic means of communication, like porter tracks, log and crisscross suspension bridges. The forces, through their Sadbhavana and Samaritan projects have won the heart and mind of the local populace,” he said.

The Governor suggested the Union Minister for more such initiatives in Arunachal Pradesh, a Raj Bhavan communique said here on Monday.

Apprising about the Arunachal Government’s proposal of making a memorial of Major Bob Khathing at Tawang, he requested Mr Singh for land for making the memorial in the Army’s Tawang cantonment.

Calling for contribution from the Defence Ministry, the Governor said that the memorial will be of huge historical importance.

It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Pema Khandu had announced last month that the state Government would recognise the contribution of Major Bob Khathing for officially bringing Tawang under Indian rule way back in 1951.

He reiterated his appeal for special provision for the youth of Arunachal Pradesh by facilitating more pre-recruitment trainings by the units of Armed Forces stationed in the state.

The Governor also raised the issues of border roads and bridges under Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and particularly Miao-Vijoynagar strategic road under various flagship programmes of the Central Government.

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