Laichat Paul Wangpan
Image credit - Twitter @PemaKhanduBJP

Arunachal Pradesh has produced another Army officer with the commissioning of Laichat Paul Wangpan as a Lieutenant.

He has been commissioned as a Lieutenant of the Indian Army having passed out from Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai.

Laichat has become the first from the Wancho community to serve as an officer in the Army.

He is a resident of Longphong village in Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district.

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has congratulated the newly-commissioned Army officer from the state.

He said the news of Laichat’s commissioning as an Army officer is a proud moment for Arunachal Pradesh.

While sharing a picture of Laichat after being commissioned as army officer, on his Twitter handle, chief minister Khandu said: “A proud moment for Arunachal.”

“Congratulations to Lieutenant #Laichat Paul Wangpan on being commissioned as Officer in Indian Army, having passed out from OTA, Chennai,” Khandu said.

“He is first from his Wancho community to serve as officer in the Army. Best wishes for a bright career ahead,” the chief minister said.

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Parishad ABVP) has also congratulated Laichat.

“Congratulations #Laichat Paul Wangpan of Longphong village, Longding district for commissioned to the Lieutenant in the Indian Army,” Arunachal Pradesh unit of ABVP said on its Facebook page.

“He completed his Training at Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai and Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army. It is very proud moment for Wancho Community and Arunachal as a whole,” it added.

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