Speaking on the current situation in the Kashmir Valley post abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Lt General of GOC (Chinar Corps), BS Raju, on March 01 said that the Indian Army have been able to establish trust and connect with the public through outreach programs which in turn will manifest into lower terrorist recruitment.
"With better outreach programs by Army, civil administration and Police, we have been able to establish greater trust and connect with public.
I believe this will manifest into lower (terrorist) recruitment," BS Raju said.
Shantir Ogrosena, multinational military exercise, concluded in Bangladesh on April 12.The armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise. Observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also participated. The multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise was held from April 4-12. The Indian Army contingent that participated comprised of 30 personnel. Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. The Army chief also interacted with the members of the Indian Army contingent. Watch the full video for more.
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A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department organised 'Shikara rally' in Dal Lake in Srinagar on the occasion of 130th birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on April 14. "Tourism organizes such rally as we are concerned about income of Shikara owners. There are approx 60 Shikaras here and we promote Shikara ride so that people come to Kashmir and enjoy the ride," said Abdul Razak, Shikara Owner. Director Tourism Kashmir, G N Itoo said, "Today 'Shikara Rally' has been organised in Dal Lake on the occasion of 130th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar in context of historical importance and also a message to the people as Dal Lake is a hub of tourism, people should come here and enjoy the ride."
In a seminar themed "Tapping the potential of Kashmir- Another Day in Paradise'' organized by the tourism department, MasterChef India winner Pankaj Bhadouria presented a live cooking demonstration. Students of Hotel Management (IHM) Srinagar and delegates from other countries including Kenya participated in the seminar. The program was organised by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Srinagar.
In a bid to provide a platform to youngsters, 'The Kashmir Fashion Show' was organised on March 30 at the Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar. "Our brothers and sisters have the capacity and talent to work in the fashion industry or film industry and there nothing wrong with the platform. This show is a small effort to give them a stage to showcase their talents," the organiser of the event, Momin Mir said. "Fashion is not every time bad. It's all about clothes and a presentation of it," said a contemporary style designer, Ousheeba. "There is a stereotype that females should not do modelling and it is not for them. To break shackles, this program has been organised," participant, Sara told ANI. The auditions for the fashion show were held in districts of the Kashmir Valley to find the talent. A total of 22 candidates were shortlisted for main event. The costumes were designed by local fashion designers.
The Para Special Forces unit is a special operations unit of the Indian Army. Also known as Elite Forces, it is among the oldest airborne units in the world. Their role involves occupying large areas behind enemy lines they operate in small assault teams, which work individually behind enemy lines. These forces are trained to face inclement weather, deep snow, and all kinds of rescue operations. The unit specializes in various roles including hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defence, counter-proliferation, counter-insurgency. "These are specialised troops with very few numbers. They are deployed wherever the Indian Army is there for special task. Out here it is mainly also for ceasefire violations. Fortunately there will now be a ceasefire, so we are happy. But we have to be ready in case there is any violations by the enemy, we are always ready to respond to it," said Col Karan Bhatia, Commanding officer Para.
Ahead of the famous Tulip festival, land preparations have commenced in Srinagar. After pandemic and followed lockdown, authorities aim to make the tulip show successful in the Kashmir Valley. Labourers have started sowing seeds and nurturing them. Tulip gardens have played a tremendous role in giving a boost to Jammu and Kashmir tourism. The Kashmir Valley is known as paradise of earth due to the natural beauty alpine, and dozens of attractive gardens, including tulip gardens which was been established in 2007.
Mausam, a youth from Pakistan and son of Manzoor Ahmad from Lipa area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir accidently had crossed the Line of Control on April 5th. The Indian authorities repatriated the youth..