Union minister Anurag Thakur alloted as Captain in Territorial Army.
Union Minister of State for Finance and Metro Affairs Anurag Thakur has been appointed as Captain in the Territorial Army. He was awarded this honorary degree while promoting him on Wednesday. In 2016, he was made a Lieutenant in the Territorial and became the first MP and Minister to be promoted as a Captain in the Territorial Army. Anurag Thakur posted a video and expressed his happiness on social media.
On Wednesday, Union Minister Anurag Thakur became the first MP to be appointed as a captain in the Territorial Army.
According to a statement, the four-time BJP MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh was appointed to the Territorial Army as Lieutenant in July 2016 by the then Army Chief (COAS) General Dalbir S. Suhag TA.
He said that Thakur was promoted as a captain in 124 teaching regiments.
"I feel obliged with Pannat for the post of captain. I would like to reclaim my commitment to service to the people and dedication to Mother India." said the Union Minister.\
He said that his grandfather and great-grandfather served in the army.
"I belong to Devbhoomi Himachal, which has a long tradition of service (of its people) in the armed classes. I am happy that I can carry forward the honor of my ancestors. It is a privilege to wear uniforms and it is an honor for me to serve the society as an MP and I am always ready to serve my country on the call of duty from my regiment in the Territorial Army,'' said Mr. Anurag Thakur on Wednesday.
Thakur joined the army after approving the SSB exam and a personal interview conducted in Chandigarh. He worked for more than two weeks of pre-qualification training in Bhopal.
Later on Wednesday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Twitter congratulated Thakur for campaigning.
"Captain Anurag Thakur won at your encouragement. Jai Hind!" Singh said.
The Territorial Army, the hierarchy consists of volunteers in the second line of defense, who are given military training for about a month in a year. The Territorial Army can be pressed into national service in any situation.