• Union Minister Anurag Thakur promoted as Territorial Army Captain

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    New Delhi: Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur on Wednesday was promoted as Captain in the Territorial Army as a regular commissioned officer. Anurag Thakur became the first serving union minister to have been recruited as a regular commissioned officer in the Indian Army.

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    Mr. Thakur has been promoted to the rank of Captain at 124 Infantry Battalion Territorial Army (Sikh).

    "It is an honour and pride to be part of the Territorial Army and a part of 124 Sikh Regiment," Mr Thakur told media.

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    "This is the third generation from my family who is serving in the armed forces. It is an honour to be part of both army and the Parliament. I come from a constituency and state where people from every third house serve in the army. The first army officer to be honoured by the Param Vir Chakra was from Himachal Pradesh only," he added.

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