BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur is Lt Anurag Thakur now, Becomes First Serving BJP Member Of Parliament To Join Military Force


New Delhi: Anurag Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP and Board Of Control For Cricket In India president, on Friday began a new innings as an officer of the Territorial Army. He becomes the first serving BJP Member of Parliament to join the military force.

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The Territorial Army is the second line of defence after the Indian army. It is composed of volunteers who receive military training for about a month in a year so that in case of an emergency they can be mobilised for the defence of the country.

Thakur made it to the TA after clearing an exam and a personal interview conducted in Chandigarh and training held in Bhopal. As a regular officer, the Lok Sabha member from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh will have to undergo a mandatory training.

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