Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Tejender Khanna on Tuesday appreciated the manner in which the Armed forces were helping in situations of crisis including those of insurgency and natural calamities. He was speaking at the inauguration of the one-day Civil-Military Liaison Conference organised by the Delhi Government’s Home Department at Delhi Secretariat.

The annual meeting is a forum to facilitate smooth interaction between military and the civilian authorities and also to help sort out any pending issues of concern between them.

For her part, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit lauded the coordinated efforts of the Army authorities and civil administration in resolving issues of common concern.

The conference was also addressed by Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, GOC-in-C (Western Command) Lieutenant-General T. K. Sapru and Delhi Police Commissioner Y. S. Dadwal. These officials addressed security-related issues of mutual concern, civic amenities in the Cantonment Area and problems related to making land available to Defence establishments.

Apart from this, the issue of training 30,000 volunteers required during the upcoming Commonwealth Games was also discussed. It was decided that the civil and military authorities would work in tandem towards more purposeful cooperation and also deliberate on the security aspects of the Games.

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