Anurag Singh Thakur appeals Rajnath Singh not to shift Headquarter of Army Training command from Shimla to Meerut
SHIMLA----Himachal Pradesh:Minister of State Finance & Corporate Affairs Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur has appealed to Defence Minister Sh. Rajnath Singh for not shifting the Headquarter of Army Training command from Shimla to Meerut.
In a letter written by Anurag Singh Thakur to the Defence Minister, MoS Finance said, "The State of Himachal Pradesh has had the honor of being a strategic location for the Indian Army for many years. The Army Training Command Headquarter has been in Shimla since 1993 and sudden shift will significantly affect the officers of all ranks, large number of serving personnel, a majority of whom are locals along with an impact on the local business as well as local employment."
"Shimla provides a conducive environment for the functioning of the ARTRAC and the table top airport along with the four lane highway further contribute towards the ease of travel."
"I would humble urge you to kindly consider the request and not shift the ARTRAC out of Shimla."