Saturday, December 3, 2011

Army strengthens Borders

Army chief releases cover of Project Himank
Leh (J&K): Army Chief General VK Singh on Friday dedicated a commemorative cover on the glorious 25 years of Project Himank launched by Border Roads Organisation for development of road communication in the Ladakh region.
General Singh, who had arrived in Leh, released the commemorative cover of Project Himank, aptly known as 'Mountain Tamers'.
The project started on December 4, 1985 at Leh exclusively for the development of road communication in Ladakh region, which till 1960 was connected with the rest of the country only by mule tracks, a defence spokesman said.
All units and roads of the project are located in high altitude areas at heights above 10,000 feet, he said, adding that there are nine major passes in the project ranging from 12,200 feet to 18,380 feet, he said.
PTI First Published: Friday, December 02, 2011, 08:12
Army chief releases cover of Project Himank

Indian Army gifts Engg equipments to Myanmarese counterpart
Imphal, November24: The 45th Indo-Myanmar Border Liaison Meeting between Indian Army Officers and Myanmar Army Officers is being held at Myanmar from Nov 24 to 28 Nov 11. A fourteen member Indian Army Delegation headed by Major General Binoy Poonnen, GOC Red Shield Division under the aegis of HQ 3 Corps left today morning for Myanmar to attend the Indo-Myanmar Border Liaison Meeting said a press release of the PIB (Defence)
The Indo-Myanmar Border Liaison Meet is a landmark event where representatives of both the Armies interact and exchange views on matters relating to security of border areas and measures to be initiated to control insurgency in both countries. The event also gives an opportunity to all the delegates to exchange views which help in further strengthening the friendly bond and co-operation between both the countries.
Major General Binoy Poonnen, VSM also handed over 18 Tippers to the Myanmar Army as part of assistance to Myanmar for Road construction today at border town of Moreh. The Myanmar Army was represented by an officer from RCC Kalay, who took over these Tippers. The event was attended by Indian Army delegation and officials of Myanmar Army, according to the press release.
Indian Army gifts Engg equipments to Myanmarese counterpart

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