New Delhi (NVI): A viral message is circulating on social media about the creation of a separate Himachal Regiment having headquarter at Kangra district of the state.
Taking note of the viral Facebook Post by the page titled- ‘Himachali Boys & girls’, the Indian Army has said that the message is fake and they have no plans to come up with a separate regiment for the state.
“There are NO such plan of creating a separate Himachal Regiment in the #IndianArmy. These Social Media messages are fake and untrue,” the Army tweeted through its official ADGPI Twitter handle.
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— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) May 25, 2020
The Army has requested people to guard against such misinformation and fake messages.
“Messages on Social Media are circulating about the creation of a #Himachal #Regiment having headquarters at #Kangra.
Request guard against misinformation and #Fake messages,” the Army said in another tweet.
In 2019, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had urged Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to create a Himalayan Regiment in the Army, in a bid to provide employment to youths in his state. However, there has been no indication of the creation of such regiment by the Army or Defence Ministry so far.