Odisha MP demands new regiment after Kalinga
In view of Odisha’s immense contribution to the country in defence, Rajya Sabha MP Sasmit Patra today demanded to set up the Kalinga Regiment in the state.
Placing the state’s longtime demand before the Rajya Sabha Chairman, the BJD MP said, “There has been a long-standing demand for raising the Kalinga Regiment in the Indian Army from the state of Odisha. Earlier, late Biju Patnaik had demanded for it. In 2015, it was again placed before the Centre, which was not materialised so far.”
“There should be raising of the Kalinga Regiment considering the contribution of the state to the nation’s defence establishment at the same point of time because it is on the eastern seaboard of India for the protection of such eminent establishment just like the Abdul Kalam Island,” he said.