Civil-Military Fusion At “Very Good Stage” To Develop Infrastructure In Northeast : Eastern Army Commander

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The Eastern Army Commander – Lt General R P Kalita, noted that civil-military fusion is at a “very good stage” in developing infrastructure in the northeast, where India shares borders with five countries.

Addressing the media persons after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Eastern Command headquarters, Lt Gen RP Kalita shared, “As of now, we have reached a good stage as far as synergy, and civil-military fusion is concerned toward infrastructure development.”

Lt Gen Kalita, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, said that various agencies are involved in infrastructure development in the northeast region.

“In addition to whatever the Ministry of Defence develops, we have the Ministry of Home Affairs because of the border guarding forces and the state governments which come out with various projects and proposals,” he said.

Apart from these, infrastructure development in the NE region is driven by the North Eastern Council (NEC), which is part of the Doner (Development of North Eastern Region) ministry, Kalita said.

The Eastern Army Command is responsible to ensure the safety of India’s borders with five neighbouring countries, which includes more than 8,000 kilometres of the international boundary, Kalita said.

Taking to Twitter, the official account of Eastern Command of Indian Army wrote “#IndianArmy #ArmyCdrEC wishes all ranks,veterans and families on the occasion of Raising Day of HQ Eastern Command. Lt Gen RP Kalita laid wreath on the occasion to pay tributes to the bravehearts of #IndianArmy who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.

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