Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Danapur Cantonment to be further developed

PATNA: Indian Army is giving a serious thought to increase the strength of commando forces to tackle more effectively Mumbai like terror attacks
as well as fighting insurgency across the country. The Army is likely to chalk out a comprehensive foolproof plan to give a practical shape to it soon, said General Officer Commanding in-Chief, Central Command, Lt Gen J K Mohanty.

Talking to mediapersons at Danapur Cantonment here on Monday, Lt Gen Mohanty said that the Army is fully prepared to meet any challenge in border areas. It has been keeping a close tab on the activities of anti-national people. The Armymen are always on their toes to give a befitting reply to terrorists and other outfits, he said.

Lauding the role of the Cantonment, which is the second oldest in the country, Lt Gen Mohanty said that efforts would be made to further develop the Cantonment. Since it is the training centre for the new recruits, there is need to improve it further, he said.

Lt Gen Mohanty, who is on a two-day visit to the Cantonment with his wife Pratibha Mohanty, inaugurated the Station Sainik Institute, a recreation club for the jawans, ex-servicemen and their family members on the Danapur sub area campus. He stressed on the need of providing more entertainment facilities, including computer to jawans' children at this Institute.

Later, he held a high level meeting with the officers of the Danapur sub area and took stock of the functioning of two other states -- Jharkhand and Orissa. Maj Gen V K Dhalla and Danapur sub area commander Brig Abhimanyu Raut were also present on the occasion.

Lt Gen Mohanty would visit Danapur BRC on Tuesday and hold discussion with senior Army officers concerned, sources said.

Source : Times of India