Raipur: Chhattisgarh government on Saturday said
it has agreed in principle to allot 450 acres of land to the
Army at New Raipur.
Speaking to reporters after meeting Army Chief VK
Singh, Chief Minister Raman Singh said that the Army had
sought 450 acres of land at New Raipur for training purposes
and the state has agreed in principle to allot the land.
He said the Army has also sought land at Chakarbhatha
and Saraipali and the state would make available the required
However, he clarified that the Army is not seeking base
for anti-Naxal operations but only for training purposes.
Meanwhile, senior officials said General Singh has
promised assistance to the civilian administration for dealing
with the Naxal issue.
The Army chief also stressed on the need to tighten
security along the borders of Naxal-affected states to put
more pressure on ultras from all sides.
General Singh was here to review the Army`s training
programme near Kondagaon.