Defence Minister Rajnath Singh awarded Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best and Second Best Command Hospitals of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for 2019. Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru and Command Hospital (Eastern Command) Kolkata were judged as best and second-best, respectively.
MoS Home G Kishan Reddy was greeted by locals in Nubra Valley in Leh on October 17. He also interacted with the workers of Border Road Organisation who are relentlessly building infrastructure at an altitude of 18,600 feet, at Khardongla - Nubra Road. G Kishan Reddy visited Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley."We are constructing new roads under PM Modi's leadership. We are also looking after Ladakh's development. It is a responsibility of India to develop Ladakh, which PM Modi has taken," said G Kishan Reddy.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on October 12 inaugurated 8 bridges in Leh. Border Road Organization Chief Engineer, Vijayak said that the newly inaugurated Nimmu Bridge will improve Army's strategic movement and will make economic benefits for locals. BRO Chief Engineer said, "Earlier Bridge could bear 24 tonnes weight. Nimmu Bridge can bear 70 tonnes. It's one of three new bridges which made all bridges on NH-I, 70-tonne load-bearing bridges. It improves Army's strategic movements and makes potential economic benefits for locals." Vijayak further informed that 7 other bridges have also been inaugurated. "7 other bridges have also been inaugurated today. Of these, 1 is on the road which connects Leh to Manali, 2 bridges are on the road to the Siachen base camp while 1 in the Kargil district and 1 on the Daulat Beg Oldie road," he added.
The administration of Jammu and Kashmir is upgrading the infrastructure of water sports in Srinagar with an aim to promote adventure sports in the Valley. With some of world's famous water bodies including Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake, Kashmir has tremendous potential to boost water sports in the region. However, lack of facilities including weak infrastructure was not boding well for energetic players. But with the upgradation of the water sports center located in Dal Lake, aspiring players can now now hone their skills with world class equipments including boats and jetties. More importantly, the long pending demand of a high tech boat shed has also been met. Water sports players are happy with the new changes and said they are now looking to compete with national and international players.
India on Thursday asserted that the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh "have been, are, and would" remain an integral part of the country, insisting that China has no locus standi to comment on its internal matters. The comments by External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava came in response to China's contention that it does not recognise the union territory of Ladakh as well as the state of Arunachal Pradesh. "Our position on this has always been clear and consistent. The union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been, are, and would remain an integral part of India. China has no locus standi to comment on India's internal matters," Srivastava said at a media briefing. "We hope that countries will not comment on India’s internal matters, as much as they expect the same of others," he added. On the border standoff in eastern Ladakh and the outcome of the bilateral military talks, Srivastava referred to a joint press statement issued by the two armies after their dialogue on October 12, calling the meeting "positive and constructive
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National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah met PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti after she was released from detention. The meeting was held the Mufti’s residence on Wednesday. The former J&K CM was released almost 14 months after she was arrested amid abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Omar said the meeting was not a political one and the father son duo went to check upon the PDP chief. After her release, Mehbooba Mufti also released an audio targeting Centre. Omar confirmed that the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who was released from detention on Tuesday, will attend the meeting of 'Gupkar Declaration' signatories to be held at Farooq's residence on Thursday. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six new bridges in Jammu and Kashmir. The inauguration was done through video conferencing. Built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the bridges have..
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The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has built three bridges near Leh which facilitated Indian Army's tank movement during stand-off along Line of Actual Control (LAC). It will allow movement of tanks..