Monday, August 25, 2014

Defence Minister Visits Eastern Theatre

Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley visited Eastern Theatre and was briefed on the upcoming Behrampore Military Station, in Murshidabad District of West Bengal on 24 Aug 14.

General Dalbir Singh, COAS, who is on a visit to Eastern Theatre from 23 to 25 Aug 14 and  Lt Gen MMS Rai, Eastern Army Commander were also present during the 30-minute briefing held near the campsite whose foundation plaque was earlier laid by the Hon'ble President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee  in February 14.

The Rs. 600 Cr project in the 250-acre land is set to be an eco-friendly 'model military camp' that will be replicated in all future infrastructural developments of similar military stations wherever feasible. Located nearly mid-way between Kolkata and Siliguri, the military station, when ready will also help boost the local economy in the area.

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