Indian Army has reiterated that it will welcome those local militants in Kashmir who choose to shun the path of violence. General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps Lieutenant General BS Raju on October 26 appealed to the misguided youth to shun militancy, which he said was not a "one-way route", adding that Army will welcome those wanting to return to mainstream. Lieutenant General Raju made the appeal while talking to reporters on the sidelines of Yusmarg festival in Budgam district of central Kashmir. "I appeal to youth who are ready to shun militancy to return to their homes as the environment is favourable for them for starting a peaceful and dignified life," Lieutenant General Raju told reporters at Yusmarg Mela organised by Army and was attended by some 3500 people of all age groups. Numerous events were organised at the mela which included sports and cultural programs catering to the interest of youth who said they enjoyed participating in the mela hosted by the Army.
Chinar Corps celebrated the 74th Infantry Day at Badamibagh Cantonment in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on October 27. Several Army officials paid tribute to slain soldiers. Infantry Day is observed as a remembrance of the first military event of independent India, when the Indian Army repelled the first attack on the Indian soil on October 27, 1947, in the Kashmir Valley. While speaking to ANI, Lt. General BS Raju, GOC Chinar Corps said, "I congratulate infantry jawans deployed in tough terrains and hinterlands, they can reach where no one can reach. Situation has improved (in Kashmir), youth should use it. Young ones should focus on studies, others should work and not choose wrong path. It's my appeal- If you've picked up arms and shot a video, doesn't mean you are a terrorist, you can come back."
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.
'My Town My Pride' programme began in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch from October 20 by the government. The p programme aims at ensuring immediate grievance redressal, instant delivery of services to the masses. 'My Town My Pride' will also ensure the time-bound delivery of benefits of various welfare schemes. "This is part of bringing the administration to the doorstep of people. I spoke to all councillors here and heard their requests and issues. We'll try to resolve them," said Secretary to Govt.
A Rural Self Employment Training Institute in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch is training women about tailoring. The institute is providing free of cost training to the women. "With the tutelage, we'll earn a livelihood. We're getting experience which will benefit us in being independent," said a student to ANI. Trainees will also get certificate after completion of course.
Health workers were trained in Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. Senior officials made health workers aware about the system. The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system is a technological solution which aims at strengthening immunization supply chain systems across the country. System has been used with the requisite customization during the COVID pandemic.
India is a country that carries in its abode, incredible stories of peace and brotherhood. Visuals of a Muslim celebrating Diwali and a Hindu observing Eid often make rounds on social media here. Celebrating this unity and togetherness between various communities along with promoting a healthy lifestyle, a cycle race was recently organized in Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir. Carrying the message of peace, brotherhood and happiness, around 500 youngsters in Srinagar pedalled their way on the banks on Dal Lake. Named as 'Pedal for Peace', the race was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Police and was first in more than a year following months of restrictions after the revocation of Article 370 in August 2019 and then COVID-19 induced lockdown from March this year, in the valley. Along with promoting the spirit of togetherness, the event also aimed to inculcate a healthy lifestyle among the youngsters as they are future of the nation as well as the 'Change makers'. The event included races for sub-junior boys and girls, junior boys and girls, senior men and women and veteran men. The Union territory's Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha was the chief guest during the event. He appeared all enthused to witness such a huge participation of youth and later distributed prizes among the winners at Police Golf Course in Srinagar. Events like 'Pedal for peace' not just play a crucial role in creating awareness about health but also help in strengthening the bond of oneness among people no matter which caste or community they belong to.
Indian Army deployed at the Keran Sector of North Kashmir thwarted an attempt of smuggling of weapons by Pakistan Army-supported terrorists from Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place on October 09. Four AK 74 rifles, eight magazines and 240 AK rifle ammunitions have been recovered. According to Indian Army sources, "Troops detected movement on the banks of Kishen Ganga River. Immediately, joint operation was launched with Jammu and Kashmir Police. 2-3 terrorists were detected trying to transport some items in a tube tied to a rope from far bank of the river. Troops reached and recovered arms."
Jammu and Kashmir police has inducted a special Command Vehicle for anti-terrorist operations. "The vehicle is specially designed for operations sides, like encounters and disasters management. It has PTZ camera, which gives 360 degree view, we have 10 cameras inbuilt in this Command Vehicle. We can read the whole situation while sitting inside it. In the situation of emergency soldiers can stay in this vehicle for maximum 6 days," said Crisis Response Team (CRT) and Command Vehicle's In-charge, Damandeep Singh. There is also a mini kitchen inside it. Additional trolley house, toilet, washroom, powerhouse and storage are the other features of the Command Vehicle.
Security forces detected an improvised explosive device in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla. A joint patrolling party of security forces detected the IED in Dangiwacha. The IED was concealed in a sand bag near a bus stop at Chatloora. The IED was apparently planted by terrorists to target security forces. Police said that a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot. The bomb disposal squad destroyed the IED without causing any damage. This was the second IED found in north Kashmir in the last four days. A similar IED was recovered from Kupwara's Drugmulla on Monday.
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Security forces recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on September 10. IED was recovered in Watergam village, Chatloora Rafiabad area of Baramulla district. More details are awaited in this regard.