SunstarTV Bureau: Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday became the first serving MP to be appointed as Captain in the Territorial Army.
Mr Thakur has been promoted to the rank of Captain at 124 Infantry Battalion Territorial Army (Sikh).
“It is an honour and pride to be part of the Territorial Army and a part of 124 Sikh Regiment,” Mr Thakur told media.
“This is the third generation from my family who is serving in the armed forces. It is an honour to be part of both army and the Parliament. I come from a constituency and state where people from every third house serve in the army. The first army officer to be honoured by the Param Vir Chakra was from Himachal Pradesh only,” he added.
श्री @ianuragthakur टेरिटोरियल आर्मी में पदोन्नत होकर कैप्टन बन गए हैं एवं अपनी इस उपलब्धि को उन्होंने भारतीय सेना व सवा सौ करोड़ देश वासियों को समर्पित किया है।श्री अनुराग ठाकुर वर्तमान में 124 सिख बटालियन के लेफ्टिनेंट के बाद अब कैप्टन के रूप में अपनी सेवाएँ देंगे। pic.twitter.com/FkVd9HanOR
— Office of Mr. Anurag Thakur (@Anurag_Office) March 10, 2021
“I was commissioned as a regular officer into the Territorial Army in July 2016 as a Lieutenant. Today I am honoured to share, I have been promoted to the rank of Captain. I reaffirm my commitment for serving the people and the call of duty towards mother India,” he had tweeted earlier in the day.
The 46-year-old was commissioned into the Territorial Army in July 2016 as a Lieutenant.