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Senior Karnataka IAS officer joins territorial army

Posted on Mar 12 2014 | IANS

Bangalore, March 12 : Karnataka's senior IAS officer P. Manivannan was Wednesday commissioned into the territorial army with a rank of Lieutenant in the 106 Infantry Battalion, which is a vital adjunct of the regular army.

"General officer commanding Major General A.K. Singh inducted Manivannan at a pipping ceremony held here," a defence spokesman of the Karnataka and Kerala Sub-area office said in a statement here.

The 1998 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer served in civil service for 15 years with top postings across the state.

The territorial army is an organisation of volunteers who receive military training for mobilisation in defence of the country in emergency.

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