General V.K.Singh, Chief of Army Staff met Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, here today. Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh had been taking up various matters of strategic importance from defence point of view such as construction of railway line upto Leh, construction of Rohtang tunnel relocation of Dogra Regiment from Faizabad to Una and setting up of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) etc. and thanked General V.K. Singh for his support to the State in these important issues.
General V.K.Singh thanked Chief Minister for extending all help to the Army during his tenure and for maintaining cordial relations with the command and local armed establishments. He appreciated the initiatives taken by the State Government in protecting the interests of the ex-servicemen and serving soldiers. He said that the facilities available to them were unparallel to many other states in the country. He said that all such gestures of the State Government would go a long way in maintaining cordial relations between the State of Himachal Pradesh and armed forces.