Centre committed to fulfill jawans' grievances: Singh

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Itanagar, May 19 (UNI) The Centre is committed to solving the problems faced by the Armed Forces jawans in forward areas, Union Minister of State for Defence (Production) Rao Inderjit Singh said.

While addressing the troops at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, Mr Singh said the troops were dissatisfied with the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission and the Centre will look into the matter.

He also praised the jawans for discharging their duties facing the vagaries of nature at 15,000 feet above the sea level.

''India is emerging as a powerful country and its defence potential can deter any attack,'' he categorically said to motivate the troops.

The minister also visited Bumla Pass overseeing the Chinese frontier and laid wreath at the Subedar Joginder Singh Baba memorial, sources informed.

Subedar Joginder Singh was the lone martyr of the 1962 Indo-Sino conflict who, was given the Param Vir Chakra posthumously.

The Minister before winding up his three-day visit to Tawang visited the famous Tawang Monastery and interacted with the lamas, sources added.


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