Itanagar: The National Cadets Corps (NCC) is planning to open an academy in Arunachal Pradesh and raise a new battalion in Tawang district of the state bordering China.
NCC Tezur-based Group Commander Brigadier N K Dabas announced this during a meeting here on Friday with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while briefing the latter about various activities being carried out by NCC in the state, a press release said today.
Dabas informed Tuki that NCC has plan to upgrade the 22(I) Coy at Pasighat to a full-fledged battalion and raise separate group headquarters for Arunachal Pradesh to bring more youths of the state under its fold.
He also said that all the battalions with about 3400 cadets would be upgraded to seven companies and 24 troops.
He was accompanied by Col S A Patil, commanding officer of Naharlagun based battalion, the release said.
Earlier, Dabas visited the Naharlagun battalion and met the army staff, ANOs and cadets. He informed them about latest developments in NCC.
He also held a brain-storming session with the staff and ANOs to work out future strategy for NCC activity in the state, the release added.