There is hardly any doubt regarding the Army’s claim that Annandale is strategically located for security purposes (“Land War in Himachal”, April 30) . The moot point, however, is— Why can’t the state government build the proposed sports complex at Ghandal village, which has an area of 25 acres? The country’s security is of paramount importance. Annandale is only a large stretch of plain land available in and around Shimla. All sports activities are conducted here. It won’t be correct to restrict entry and utilise the ground solely for Army officers’ golf. In fact, in view of the meteoric population growth, the Army should give away all of its surplus land for civilian use.