ITANAGAR, 16 Apr: Governor BD Mishra cited Colonel Ajit Singh, the commanding officer of the 7th battalion of the 8 Gorkha Rifles (7/8 Gorkha Rifles) “for their professional competence and æcopy;lan, which they have displayed in their operational role while deployed in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.”
The governor presented the citation to Col Singh and Subedar Major Gyan Bahadur Thapa at the Raj Bhavan here on 15 April.
He commended the battalion for its “exemplary security role and civic actions,” and expressed confidence that the battalion would continue its good performance and effectively respond to all new challenges in the future.
The governor exhorted all Indian Army personnel stationed in the state to create awareness regarding the Covid pandemic, and advised all villagers near their posts to follow the Covid protocol. He also asked the members of the army to motivate eligible people to take vaccination at the earliest at the nearest Covid-19 vaccination centre. (Raj Bhavan)