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Arunachal governor advocates recruitment of local youths in Indian Army

Arunachal Pradesh governor BD Mishra on Sunday said that the state needs home-grown soldiers to strengthen and make the army more effective.

While interacting with the All India Radio and Doordarshan in Itanagar, the governor said that home-grown soldiers, who are well acquainted with the people and topography of the area, will be an asset to the armed forces.

Recalling the 1962 Chinese aggression when China attacked India without any provocation, wherein he also took part to defend the country, the governor said that the wounds of that war are still fresh in his memory. “To prevent recurrence of such disaster the central government is taking bold and determined measures which can be seen in the instance of Doklam where the attempt of the Chinese incursion was foiled with grit and determination by the Indian Army,” the governor said.

“To strengthen and to make the army more effective, we need home grown soldiers who are well acquainted with the people and topography of the area. I believe that our home-grown soldier standing shoulder to shoulder with Indian Army jawans will be a strong force multiplier. Recruitment of our youth in the Indian Army will provide job opportunity as also will act as catalyst for deeper national integration,” governor BD Mishra said.

The home grown soldiers can be trendsetters to the other youth who will become worthy citizen of the nation, the governor added. He asked all the citizens to motivate local youth to join the Indian Army. He informed that large number of vacancies in various army groups will be made available by the Indian Army to the youth of Arunachal Pradesh.

The governor informed that the Army will be conducting the next Recruitment Rally at Jairampur in eastern Arunachal Pradesh from May 10-13. Pre recruitment training will be conducted by the Indian Army personnel in 10 district HQs.

The state government has identified 10 district HQs – Bomdila (Tawang and West Kameng districts), Seppa (East Kameng), Daporijo (Upper Subansiri and Kamle), Capital Complex Itanagar (Itanagar, Kurung Kumey, Kra Dadi, Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri), Likhabali (West Siang and Lower Siang), Pasighat (East Siang, Siang and Upper Siang), Roing (Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley), Tezu (Lohit and Anjaw), Namsai (Namsai and Changlang) and Longding (Longding and Tirap).

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