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Raksha Rajya Mantri visits Headquarters Southern Command, Pune

Posted On: 12 AUG 2023 8:25PM by PIB Mumbai

 

Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri Ajay Bhatt visited Headquarters Southern Command, Pune on 12 August 23. 

The Raksha Rajya Mantri was received by Lt Gen A K Singh, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Army Commander, Southern Command at the Headquarters. He was briefed on various operational, training and administration activities carried out by the Command in its Area of Responsibilities to include initiatives to promote Aatmanirbhar Bharat, synergy between various agencies and steps undertaken to enhance integration amongst all three services. Contribution of Indian Army and Southern Command in particular towards Nation Building was also highlighted in which Civil - Military fusion, Adoption of Schools under Vidyanjali Scheme and construction of Amrit Sarovars for civil populace was discussed.

The Raksha Rajya Mantri  also virtually inaugurated various infrastructure projects built by Military Engineering Services in Southern Command, worth over 2.5 Cr. The projects include a Military Hospital, Swimming Pools, One Auditorium, Two Solar Power Plants and One Ammunition storage facility spread over seven different locations of the Command.

The Raksha Rajya Mantri also interacted with troops of the command and complimented all ranks for their professional approach and high standard of operational readiness towards ensuring sovereignty of the Nation. He congratulated the command for its outstanding contribution in various Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Reliefs (HADR) operations in the Area of Responsibility. He also appreciated the efforts of Southern Command for engaging with Civ Defence Industry and Research & Development institutes to further the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative of the Government.

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