Sachin Pilot commissioned as Territorial Army officer

Sachin Pilot commissioned as Territorial Army officer. Sachin Pilot today became the first Union minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army, fulfilling his desire to follow his father’s footsteps to be in the armed forces.

At a ceremony held here in South Block, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh and Sachin’s mother Rama Pilot pipped ranks of lieutenant, formally commissioning him as officer in the 124 TA Battalion of the Sikh Regiment.

35-year-old Sachin Pilot, an MP from Ajmer in Rajasthan and Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in the central government, cleared the Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) at Western Command, Chandimandir and the Services Selection Board (SSB) at Bangalore along with his medical examination for joining the TA recently.

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