ITANAGAR, May 17 - Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Inspector General, North East Frontier Headquarters, Manoj Singh Rawat called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Thursday.
During the meeting, the duo discussed about the recruitment of Arunachali youths in the para-military force.
The Chief Minister felt that more number of Arunachali youths must be recruited in ITBP as the locals, being familiar with the terrain, can help the para-military force become a formidable fighting force in the defence of our motherland.
He also expressed that besides providing employment to the local youths, the force being permanently stationed in Arunachal, the youths after being employed can be of help to the society.
The Inspector General informed the Chief Minister that ITBP is taking measures to help locals in getting recruited to the force. It has been conducting training programmes for locals to crack the recruitment tests.
Aalo fire: Meanwhile, Khandu has expressed anguish over the incident of a fire mishap at Aalo in West Siang district, which gutted down several shops and residences.
As per preliminary reports, the fire that broke out at New Market, Aalo on Wednesday ravaged an entire apartment, few godowns and several shops affecting more than 20 households. However, no casualty has been reported due to the fire.