Kolkata: West Bengal will get a new military station this Durga Puja. President Pranab Mukherjee, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, will inaugurate the new military station in Berhampore in Murshidabad on Mahasaptami which falls on October 8.
Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi and other military top brass and civil dignitaries are expected to grace the occasion.
The upcoming military station will be one of the major military stations under the Eastern Command near the Indo-Bangla border.
Spread on an area of 252 acres of land, the military station is being developed by the Indian Army as a model military station with the state of the art training and administrative facilities integrated with the existing natural features.
The station is 25 kms away from Berhampore town and its development as a military base is expected to play a significant role in the socio- economic growth of the area, said Eastern Command spokesperson Wing Commander SS Birdi on Thursday....