Chief of army staff general Bikram Singh on Saturday called on chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at the Secretariat.
Singh had a ten minute interaction with the chief minister, during which he requested the allotment of at least 1,500 sq yards of land for polyclinics in every district for ex-servicemen.
He also urged Reddy to direct officials to provide adequate land for establishing a field-firing range in Anantapur district. He thanked the state government for allotting seven acres land for Jai Jawan Awas Yojana at Jawaharnagar in Ranga Reddy district and requested that wherever possible, land be allotted in other places nearer to city for the same purpose. He also expressed happiness over the steps being taken by the state government towards the welfare of ex-servicemen.
General officer commanding in chief Lt General AK Singh and Lt General VK Pillai were present. This is Bikram Singh’s first visit to city after assuming charge as the army chief.