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Third battalion of Naga regiment to be raised

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 17, 2009

Dimapur (Nagaland), Oct 16 (PTI) A third battalion of the Naga Regiment would be raised with Naga youths making up 50 per cent of the recruitment like the existing two battalions, which earned accolades during the Kargil war.

GoC of the Army’s 3 Corps, Lt Gen N K Singh, said an ecological battalion in the region would also be raised on the lines of the one in Himachal Pradesh. But, a final decision on how and where it would be raised and its nature of work is yet to be taken.

“Third battalion of the Ranikhet-based Naga Regiment would be raised with Naga youths making half of the battalion,” he said.

Recently army had raised two infantry battalions of Territorial Army, one exclusively with Naga youths and another with recruits from various parts of the north-east, he told reporters yesterday.

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