BJP MP,  BCCI chief &  now a Lieutenant in Territorial Army

BJP MP,  BCCI chief &  now a Lieutenant in Territorial Army

BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh and President of Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI)  Anurag Thakur was on Friday commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Territorial Army by Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag in a ‘Commissioning’  ceremony held at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence at South Block in the presence of Military Dignitaries and family members. 

Lieutenant Thakur cleared Services Selection Board (SSB)  and was found fit for joining Territorial Army. The officer has been commissioned in 124 Inf Bt (TA), SIKH,  a statement by the Army said. 

“I think it is an honour to be in the Indian Army”.

It was my childhood dream which came true today.  I come from Himachal Pradesh which is known as “veer bhoomi” and many soldiers have sacrificed thier life for the country, especially the First Param Vir Chakra awardee was from Himachal Pradesh Major Somnath Sharma”,Thakur later said at a separate event. 

The Territorial Army is a part of the Indian Army and is manned by officers and men who are embodied for training for  two months in a year. Thier actual role is during national emergencies and in support of Army when they relieve regular Army for operations. 

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