General Officer Commanding of 4 Corps Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu on Monday called on Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his office. The informal meeting was also attended by state’s Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretary to CM, an official release said.
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Expressing gratitude to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the state government, Lt Gen Anbu said the Army has been getting full cooperation in all its endeavours in the state, particularly in the Tawang-Kameng sectors that falls under the umbrella of 4 Corps, headquartered at Tezpur.
Lt Gen Anbu, who took over as GOC, 4 Corps recently on November 17, informed the chief minister on the status of Army activities in the region and sought continuation of the support from the state government.
The discussion mainly centred on construction of roads in the border areas and land acquisition for army use.
Khandu, while congratulating the Lt Gen on assumption of his new charge, assured all cooperation from the state government.
He asked the officer to send all the proposals for land acquisition and other projects to the state government and assured that all will be fast-tracked.
The chief minister acknowledged the suggestion put in by the GOC for having an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in the Tawang-Kameng sector that can accommodate fixed wing aircraft.
“Despite sharing a lengthy strategic border with two neighbouring countries the sector does not have a landing ground for fixed wing aircraft,” the chief minister said.
Khandu informed that plans are afoot to propose such a landing ground near Dirang in West Kameng district to which the GOC admitted that only Dirang area in the sector is feasible for the project.
Khandu said soon the state government would submit a proposal in this regard to the Government of India.