Rewari (Haryana), Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said he will look into the demand to set up the army’s regional recruitment centre in Rewari, known as the ‘Ahirwal’ region of Haryana.
Parrikar, who was visiting Rewari, some 90 km from Delhi,said the recruitment centre will be set up in Rewari if there were no legal hindrance and after considering all related issues.
He was participating in ’70 Saal Azadi – Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani’ (70 years of Independence — Recall the sacrifices) programme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 9 had launched the campaign aimed at making the people recall the supreme sacrifices made by freedom fighters during the Independence struggle.
He said the ‘Ahirwal’ (the Yadav-dominated belt of south Haryana) was known for its soldiers and martyrs and he was honoured to visit the land.
The ’70 Saal Azadi – Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani’ march was kicked off from martyr Rao Tula Ram Chowk (also called Naiwali Chowk) by Union Minister of State Rao Inderjit Singh, whom is the Member of Parliament from Gurgaon.
The march concluded at the Rezang La War Memorial after passing through various parts of the city.
After the event, Parrikar told reporters that commanding officers in the army have been given more powers to take decisions at their own level in the interest of their regiments.
He said officers at the commander level were allowed to spent Rs 50 crore to meet the needs and requirements of soldiers they were leading.