Around 400 people reportedly returned from Pakistan to India via the Wagah-Attari border crossing. They were stuck in the neighbouring nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown. Around 360 of those who returned were reportedly NORI (No Obligation to Return to India) certificate holders. They underwent a medical check-up at the border post. Those who tested negative for Covid infection were asked to observe a 7-day quarantine at home, while those who tested positive were sent to Amritsar in ambulances for isolation. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 3 stated that 1.3 billion Indians have embarked on one mission to make an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India). It merged the local with the global. "1.3 billion Indians have embarked on one mission to make an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India). 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' merges the local with the global. It ensures India's strengths act as a global force multiplier," said PM Modi while addressing special keynote at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum's (USISPF) 3rd Annual Leadership Summit 2020.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day said that 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' has now become 'mantra' for the 130 crore Indians. "Amid COVID-19 pandemic, 130 crore Indians took the resolve to be self-reliant and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is on the mind of India. This dream is turning into a pledge. Aatmanirbhar Bharat has become a 'mantra' for the 130 crore Indians today. I am confident that India will realise this dream. I am confident of the abilities, confidence and potential of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest until we achieve that goal," said Modi.
Around 400 people who were stranded in Pakistan due to COVID19 situation returned to India via Attari-Wagah border. 363 No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) visa holders including 37 Indian Citizen returned to India on September 15. "Medial screening has been done at India's zero line in India. According to report, negative ones will be sent direct to home for quarantine and those who will be found positive will be sent to Amritsar for quarantine."
Nearly 200 Pakistani nationals returned home from India via the Wagah-Attari border post. They had been stuck in India after a lockdown was implemented to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19. They thanked the governments of the two nations for facilitating their return. India had imposed its first lockdown from March 25. The Narendra Modi administration has helped various foreign nationals stuck in the country return home. The government also launched Vande Bharat Mission to bring back Indians stranded in other countries.
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Indian soldiers celebrated Independence Day on Saturday. Soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez sector were seen hoisting the national flag. The national anthem was played in the background when soldiers hoisted the national flag. At the Attari-Wagah border, ITBP DG SS Deswal hoisted the flag. At India-Bangladesh border in Siliguri, West Bengal, sweets were shared by BSF personnel. The soldiers shared sweets with BGB personnel. India celebrated 74th Independence Day on Saturday.
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Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an attempt to smuggle arms, ammunition and narcotics into India in Arnia area along the International Border from Pakistan side, on the night of 19-20 September. "During search of the area, 2 pistols, 3 magazines and ammunition and 62 packets of drugs were also seized," said BSF Inspector General of Jammu Frontier, NS Jamwal.
National Conference president and former chief minister of JandK, Farooq Abdullah, on September 19 said in Lok Sabha that border skirmishes are on a rise in Jammu and Kashmir and talks should be held with other neighbours, like the engagement is taking place with China. "Like we are talking to China to resolve issues, we need to hold talks with the other neighbour country as well. People are dying every day, border skirmishes are on a rise. We need to find some solution," said Abdullah.
The Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh inspected the tunnel that was found last month in the Samba district. "Digging such tunnels is a common tactic that Pakistan uses..