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66th Territorial Army Day observed

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CM highlights the importance of TA, says it benefits the youths of the state

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh lauded the activities of the Territorial Army in the state saying that raising of the Territorial Army unit purely for the domicile of Manipur has given a direction and impetus to gainful employment of youth of the state and further their involvement in the development of the state by taking part in provisioning of security to the citizens.
Speaking to the observance function of the Territorial Army Day held at 1st Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall, the Chief Minister said that 165 Infantry Battalion (TA) (Home & Hearth) ASSAM is the first and the only Territorial Army unit raised purely from the domiciles of Manipur.
“As you may be aware, after the attainment of lndia’s Independence from British rule, the need was felt to have a sizeable reserve force of trained citizens to support the regular army in time of need. The Territorial Army Act 1948 was passed by the Indian Parliament resulting in the constitution of the present Territorial Army. The Territorial Army was formally inaugurated by Sir C Rajagopalachari, the first Governor General of free India on 09 October 1949″, the CM said.
He said that Manipur’s Home and Hearth TA Battalion; i.e. 165 TA Battalion also called ‘Manipur Terriers’ since its deployment in state in February 2007, has become an inseparable part of the security setup of the state. lt has been performing its task of being an interface between the local populace and the Army and Assam Rifles Units with distinction.

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