General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita called on Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday and discussed the issues relating to national security, Agnipath scheme and recruitment of the local youth in the Indian Army.

“The Governor appreciated the contribution of the Indian Army towards the wellbeing and security of the people living in the North Eastern Region, especially Arunachal Pradesh. He also complimented Army Commander for his and his staff’s help in the recruitment process of local youth,” read a statement by PRO (Defence), Tezpur, Lt Col A S Walia.

The Governor suggested that the armed forces should organise more awareness and motivational camps for the recruitment of local youth in different parts of the state.

“The pre-recruitment rallies are important for more youth of the State joining the armed forces. He reiterated that State’s homegrown soldiers will be the best defenders of the safety and security of the State and the nation,” said the statement.

Brig. (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd.) also took up the issue of constant review of the plans for strengthening the Border Areas. He emphasised on goodwill civic actions and the welfare of the people by the armed forces in the rural and far-flung areas.

Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita, who is on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh, assured of his best cooperation in the recruitment process and instilling a sense of security amongst the people. (ANI)