The South Asian Times

24 October 2018 01:16 AM

Cut height criteria for Arunachal youths, Army urged

By IANS

Itanagar, Nov 28: Arunachal Pradesh Governor B.D. Mishra has urged Army chief General Bipin Rawat to lower the height criteria for youths from the state, saying this was coming in the way of their joining the military.

Mishra, a retired Brigadier, also requested Gen Rawat to increase the number of recruitment rallies in the state which borders China.

The "height consideration ... is a natural handicap" for the youths to join the Army, he said.

The Governor said youths of the state had aspirations but due to the remoteness of their living areas and lack of pre-recruitment training, "many aspirants have missed the recruitment opportunity in the past".

Update: 28 Nov, 2017

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