BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh Anurag Singh Thakur was commissioned to the Territorial Army (TA) in the rank of Lieutenant and was conferred the ranks by General Dalbir Singh, Chief of The Army Staff, in a solemn 'Commissioning' ceremony held at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence at South Block in the presence of military dignitaries and his family members today.
Lieutenant Anurag Singh Thakur was welcomed to the folds of Territorial Army by Maj Gen Surinder Singh, ADG TA.
Lieutenant Thakur cleared Services Selection Board (SSB) and was found fit for joining the Territorial Army. The officer has been commissioned in 124 Inf Bn (TA) SIKH.
Territorial Army is part of Indian Army and is manned by officers and men who are embodied for training for two months in a year. Their actual role is during national emergencies, war and in support of Army when they relieve Regular Army for operations. The Territorial Army also guards vital installations like Headquarters, Ammunitions Dumps, Airports etc as also vital lines of communications.