Army Chief Inspects Progress of Upcoming Thal Sena Bhawan Headquarters, to be Completed by Jun 2025

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Army Chief Inspects Progress of Upcoming Thal Sena Bhawan Headquarters, to be Completed by Jun 2025

The Indian Army's upcoming headquarters, Thal Sena Bhawan, is set to modernize military infrastructure with completion slated for June 2025. Key features include eco-friendly construction, green initiatives, and state-of-the-art amenities.

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande recently visited the construction site of Thal Sena Bhawan, the new building for the Army headquarters in Delhi Cantonment, to review its progress. This project, essential for modernizing the Army's infrastructure, is expected to be completed by June 2025.

Background and Progress

The foundation stone for Thal Sena Bhawan was laid by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in February 2020. Despite delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction officially began in March 2023. According to officials, the project is progressing on schedule and adheres to high engineering standards.

Sustainability and Green Initiatives

The construction of Thal Sena Bhawan includes several eco-friendly practices. The project involves the transplantation of 476 fully grown trees and a compensatory plantation of 5,790 trees to enhance green cover. Additionally, the construction uses environmentally friendly materials such as fly ash bricks, ashcrete cement, recycled wood, and peri formwork.

Thal Sena Bhawan aims to be a net-zero building. It will feature its own compost plant, sewage treatment plant, solar panels, and electric vehicle charging stations to promote clean energy.

Modern Amenities and Technology

The Army chief also inaugurated a state-of-the-art living barrack for troops at the Army HQ Camp in Delhi Cantonment. This barrack, with a capacity of 400 beds, was constructed using light gauge steel frame technology, allowing for rapid and sturdy construction. Completed in just one year, the barrack is equipped with modern amenities, including a central cooling system, CCTV cameras, and biometric attendance systems.

Project Significance

Thal Sena Bhawan, an eight-storey structure, is designed to complement the Central Vista redevelopment project. Its architectural design is inspired by the official emblem of the Indian Army. The building is planned to be fully quake-resistant and is designed to last 100 years. The project, with an estimated cost of Rs 760 crore, underscores the Indian Army's commitment to modernizing its infrastructure, prioritizing sustainability, and enhancing the quality of life for its personnel.


General Manoj Pande expressed satisfaction with the progress of both the Thal Sena Bhawan and the new living barrack, highlighting the Army's dedication to improving its facilities and infrastructure. These projects reflect the Indian Army's resolve to adopt sustainable practices and provide state-of-the-art amenities for its troops.

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