ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Thursday has made a special mention of the 20th Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, commanded by Colonel Kedar Gupte for their professional competence and élan, which they have displayed in performing their operational role while deployed on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, said an official press note.
The Governor’s Citation was received by Col Kedar Gupte and Subedar Major Gurinder Singh and Devansu, the junior most sepoy of 20th Punjab Regiment at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar.
The Governor commended Col Gupte, Commanding Officer and all ranks of the Bn for effectively upholding the high image of India by maintaining stately profile vis-à-vis the Chinese Army Border Troops at Wacha Meeting Complex on the LAC. The Battalion, by adopting resolute posture, round the clock surveillance and appreciable grit, has maintained the highest order of sanctity of the LAC in the face of the perfidious foe.
The Governor appreciated the outstanding empathy and humanism of 20th PR personnel towards the civil population in their area of responsibility. The Battalion has been conducting medical camps, youth sports events and tree plantation drives and rendering assistance in socio-economic development of the local people.
While wishing the Bn all success in their future endeavours, the Governor called upon all Indian Army personnel, stationed in the State, to create awareness regarding checking the spread of COVID pandemic. He asked the members of Armed Forces to motivate the people to take vaccination when due at the earliest at the nearest COVID-19 vaccination centre. He also advised the Arunachalees to follow COVID protocols.