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Young MP's show interest in joining Territorial Army

india Updated: Aug 04, 2009 19:22 IST

Keen to don the olive green uniform of the Indian Army, over 30 Members of Parliament (MPs) attended a presentation on Territorial Army in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The presentation, to give an overview of the functioning and roles of the Territorial Army, was organized after various 'young guns' of the Parliament showed interest in the citizen's Army.

Congress MPs Navin Jindal, Deepender Hooda, Hamdulla Saeed and Nilesh Rane, Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav and Biju Janata Dal's Jay Panda and Kalikesh N Singh Deo and Rashtriya Lok Dal's Jayant Chadhary were the few who were present there.

"I want to join the TA so that I can serve the nation in a better manner and even set an example for the youth," said Congress MP from Kurukshetra and Industrialist Navin Jindal said.

The ace shooter, who is also part of India's national shooting team, wanted to know if the TA officers were allowed to keep personal fire arms with them after serving with the force.