New Delhi: Citing a "major military threat"
from China, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal
on Saturday asked the Centre to set up a Himalayan Regiment in the
army which should be capable of fighting in difficult hilly
Speaking at the National Development Council (NDC) meeting
here, Dhumal said "India faces a major military threat from
neighbouring China and the Indian Army should be made fully
capable of fighting in the tough terrain hilly regions.
"And with this objective a separate army regiment drawn
from youths of hilly areas should be set up in the army so as
its soldiers are well conversant with tough geography and
topography of the region and are also prepared mentally and
physically to encounter the enemy in this region", Dhumal
He requested the central government to make suitable
provision for setting up the Himlayan Regiment in the 12th