CM meets Admiral Sunil Lanba at Tawang

TAWANG, Oct 24: Chief Minister Pema Khandu met Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba in presence of Major General R K Jha, GOC 5 Mountain Division, Tenga at the office of Korea Brigade here on Wednesday.
During the meeting, Chief Minister informed about the progress of various development infrastructures related to defence, tourism and connectivity in the state.
He informed about the proposed airfield in Tawang-West Kameng area and said that a technical committee from the Centre will soon be making a feasibility study.
On request from Naval Chief, who is also the chairman, chiefs of Staff Committee, Pema assured to push forward for involving other ministries to come in aid of defence infrastructure in border areas.
The CM also thanked Major General Jha for adopting two children from Manjushree School and appreciated the army’s philanthropic activities in the state.
On the war memorial being erected for Param Vir Chakra recipient Subedar Joginder Singh, Pema informed that the work will be completed this year.
Subedar Singh had sacrificed his life while defending Tongpen La (near Tawang) during the 1962 Chinese aggression.
Informing about welfare towards ex-servicemen, he said that a welfare board has been established and I-cards for the servicemen are being issued at district level, which was earlier issued only from Itanagar.
Earlier, Pema visited the Tawang War Memorial dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 India-China war and laid a wreath in honour of the brave soldiers. (CMO)