Army jawans demand new shoes from Antony

It was an unusual request to Defence Minister A K Antony from the jawans when he visited 3Corps headquarters here --`Give use new pair of shoes more frequently`.

Updated: Feb 18, 2011, 23:06 PM IST

Ranga Pahar, Nagaland: It was an unusual
request to Defence Minister A K Antony from the jawans when he
visited 3Corps headquarters here --`Give use new pair of shoes
more frequently`.

Deployed in the rugged terrains of the North-East, the
jawans said they should be given a new pair of shoes every
year and not after 26 months as is the practice.

The Defence Minister, who is on a two-day visit to the
North East, agreed to the suggestion made during an
interaction with the Army personnel and asked the Ministry
officials to implement it at the earliest.

The jawans also requested the Minister to provide a
chartered aircraft service for providing a better connectivity
to the region.

During a similar meeting with jawans at Leh last year,
the Defence Minister had promised supply of better ration
provisions and kept his word.

PTI