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Army chief seeks land for firing range

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Warm welcome:Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy greeting Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh in Hyderabad on Saturday.– Photo: PTI
Warm welcome:Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy greeting Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh in Hyderabad on Saturday.– Photo: PTI

Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh called on Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy here on Saturday.

General Bikram Singh who came to the city for the first time after assuming charge as Army Chief expressed happiness over the steps being taken by the State for the welfare of ex-servicemen.

He requested Mr. Reddy for speedy allocation of land to set up a field firing range in Anantapur district and sought seven acres of land for Jai Jawan Awas Yojana in Jawaharnagar in Ranga Reddy district. He also sought at least 1,500 sq.yards of land in every district to set up poly clinic for ex-servicemen.

General Officer Commanding in Chief Lt. General A.K. Singh, Lt. General V.K. Pillai accompanied the General who flew to Secretariat in a helicopter and then left for Raj Bhavan by road.

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