Army to help boost connectivity in the Uttarakhand border areas: General Bipin Rawat
NEW TEHRI: The Chief General of the Army said on Sunday that the Army and the Air Force will provide full support to the government in its efforts to boost connectivity, infrastructure and telecommunications facilities in areas near the Chinese border. The steps are underway, he said, to create early landing facilities in high-altitude areas of the state near the border.
We are constantly in touch with the state government and measures are being taken to create early landing facilities or airfields as proposed by the chief minister in high-altitude areas of the state near the Chinese border, the army chief said.
The IAF will provide full support to the state government to boost air, rail or road connectivity in remote border areas at higher altitudes, General Rawat said in his speech at the second edition of Raibar, a program sponsored by the state government. deliberate on measures for state development with focus on remote mountain areas.
General Rawat praised the state government for the steps that have been taken to use the natural resources at its disposal for the development of the state.
He spoke of the efforts made by the state government to encourage nut and agriculture in high-altitude villages and the methodical cultivation of medicinal herbs, which abounds in the Himalayan region, for its great commercial value.
Those who live in Uttarakhand or who love the earth will agree that if there is heaven anywhere in the world it is here and here only. All we have to do is push it on the path of progress, said the army chief, who himself comes from a town in the Pauri district, he said.
Noting the great representation of Uttarakhand in the armed forces, he said the state has always been sending its brave soldiers to the borders to protect the country.
I am sure that the brave sons and daughters of Uttarakhand will never hesitate to fight the enemies of the country and terrorism even if that means giving life, he said.
General Rawat, who along with chief minister honoured 30 war widows and mothers of martyred soldiers from the state, said the role played by them in successive wars and counter terrorism operations in Jammu and Kashmir can never be forgotten.