Land Dead­lock

India Today - - MAIL - V. K. SINGH, Gur­gaon RAN­JIT SINGH, Kolkata

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.

ANIL DAYAL

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