Top Indian Army officials were seen in New Delhi at the National War Memorial on Tuesday. The officials had gathered on the occasion of Infantry Day. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane were seen at the National War Memorial. The officials paid tribute at NWM. Indian Army observes Infantry Day every year on October 27 to mark the landing of first Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir. The troops were airlifted from Delhi to Srinagar to push back Pakistan supported intruders in 1847. Watch the video for more.
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As the Rajya Sabha passed two of the three agriculture reform bills, farmers in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir welcomed the Parliament's decision. One of the farmers said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set 2022 as the deadline for doubling the income of farmers but with the passage of these bills, this has been done in 2020 itself because farmers will be liberated from many hurdles such as selling their produce with more choices. Another farmer said that his community has finally gotten freedom after 70 years with the passage of these bills as they will now be able to sell their produce wherever they want.
After almost 18 years, government is taking steps to allow cultivation up to zero line in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua area. Govt will ensure safe agricultural activities along the border. Farmers in the region applauded the move. "There is almost 2500-3000 Kanal land area. Neighbouring country is already doing cultivation up to zero line of border area, the step going to beneficial for farmers living at border area, Border Security Force (BSF) has been asked that they help us in this endeavor," said a local. "This step will be benefitted in many ways, on one side crop production will increase and on the other side insurgency will reduce," said Deputy Commissioner of Kathua, OP Bhagat.
Jammu and Kashmir women thronged in large number for Special Police Officers recruitment on Sep 06. A recruitment drive was organised in Kathua for the posts of Special Police Officers. COVID-19 guidelines were followed during the recruitment drive. One of the candidates appearing in test said, "There are 100 vacancies and 2,500 candidates. My focus is on giving my best."
A video surfaced in which a terrorist was seen surrendering before security forces on October 26 in JandK's Awantipora. The terrorist is a resident of Gulshanpura, Pulwama. He was absconding since September 25, this year. One AK rifle was also recovered from his possession.
People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders TS Bajwa, Ved Mahajan and Hussain A Waffa resigned from the party on Monday stating that they feel quite uncomfortable over some of party chief Mehbooba Mufti's flag remark and undesirable utterances especially which hurt patriotic sentiments. "Our national flag is our pride. We have been hurt by her statement. Today, we have shown the people of Jammu and Kashmir that we are secular. There are many party leaders and workers who may resign," said Ved Mahajan. "The nation and the national flag come first, after that comes the states and the political parties. The national flag is our identity", said PDP leader Hussain A Waffa.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on October 15 said that India has, on several occasions, reminded China that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. "The union territories of Ladakh, Jammu..