A new Indian Reserve Battalion in Rajasthan will be named after Maharana Pratap, the great warrior of Mewar region, Union home minister Rajnath Singh has said.
The home minister, who is on a two-day visit to the state, made the announcement at a programme in Udaipur on Tuesday. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had made a request to Singh in this regard.
The Indian Reserve Battalion will be named after Maharana Pratap, a Rajput ruler who had fought against the Mughals and never bowed before them, Singh said.
The government will make sure that his contribution is highlighted, he said.
The Union minister also announced setting up of a global centre for counter terrorism at Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice at Jodhpur and said the process of police modernisation will be expedited.