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2 Sainik Schools to come up in Arunachal

 ITANAGAR, May 8 - The Centre has agreed to set up two Sainik Schools in Arunachal Pradesh and two permanent recruitment centres in view of increased recruitment to the ranks of Defence forces from the State.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar agreed to a proposal mooted by Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul when he called on him at New Delhi on Thursday, an official release said. The Chief Minister also met Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh.

According to the proposal, two Sainik Schools, one at Tezu in the eastern region and one at Shergaon in the western region would be established.

On permanent recruitment centre, the Union Minister agreed for establishment of the centre at Tawang for the western zone and Tezu for the eastern zone, the release said.

Parrikar also agreed to revise the MoA to make it easier for use of the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) for civilian purposes. The ALG is now used by the Defence forces. The revision of the MoA would enable emergency deployment of helicopters in times of emergencies and medical evacuations, it said.

Pul also urged for construction and regular maintenance of all border roads by the BRO, the release added. – PTI

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