Army and BSF on Wednesday exchanged sweets with Pakistani counterparts along international border and the Line of Control across Jammu region to mark Eid celebrations.
Defence spokesman here said that Indian Army and Pakistan Army exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha at the Line of Control at Poonch-Rawalakot Crossing Point and Mendhar-Hotspring Crossing Point in Poonch district.
He said that the ceremony is seen as an enhanced confidence building measure in the backdrop of ongoing ceasefire between both the countries.
‘Greetings and best wishes of peace and harmony were conveyed to the Pak Army representatives from Indian Army. The gesture was appreciated by both the Armies and is expected to further promote goodwill and mutual trust,’ he said.
Meanwhile, the troops of Border Security Force and Pak Rangers on Wednesday also exchanged sweets to mark Eid ul Juha celebrations along international border in Jammu region.
BSF spokesman said that the festival of Eid was celebrated everywhere overwhelmingly by Border men on Indo- Pak Border.
“On this occasion troops of BSF and Pakistan Rangers greeted each other and exchanged sweets in Hiranagar, Samba, Ramgarh, R S Pura, Arnia, Pargwal Sectors of International Border of Jammu,” said the spokesman.
He said that this is the first exchange of sweets between the two border guarding forces after the Pulwama incident.
“There was no Cross Border Shelling since long and farmers on both side of the border have been able to carry out their farming activities peacefully,” he said.
DGP sanctions Rs 70 lakh financial support to J&K PP, SPOs
Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Dilbagh Singh has sanctioned Rs 70 lakh in favour of families of police personnel and Special Police Officers (SPOs) who expired while in service.
The Special Welfare Relief of Rs 19 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of the deceased Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Pawan Singh, Head Constable (HC) Gopal Dass and follower Pritam Singh who expired while in service, a police spokesman said on Friday.
He said Rs one lakh has been already paid to the NoKs of deceased police personnel for performing the last rites as immediate relief by the Police Headquarters (PHQ) through their concerned units. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Police Welfare Fund.
DGP Singh has also sanctioned special relief of Rs 5 lakh each in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SPOs Mohammad Nazir and Vakil Singh who passed away during the course of their engagement in the department. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Welfare Fund of SPOs.
As a welfare measure, Police Headquarters has taken many initiatives to ensure increased help and assistance for the welfare of its personnel and their families, he said.
Security forces launch search operation in Samba
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir launched a massive search operation in Samba district.
The search operation was launched after suspected drone activities were reported in three different areas of the district, last night.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba Rajesh Sharma said, “Drone activities were suspected at three different areas of Samba district, last night.”
The Border Security Force (BSF) also issued a statement that said, “Some unidentified lights were seen in the sky near the international border in the Samba sector. Few rounds were fired on it and the lights disappeared.”
Earlier on July 16, a drone that was operating around the Jammu Air Base was picked up by the radars of the anti-drone system deployed by the National Security Guard (NSG) there.
The NSG had deployed an anti-drone system in the city after a drone attack took place on the Jammu air base last month.
The Air Force has also taken measures to prevent any such attack in Jammu and other important airbases across the country. It has also taken strict measures to address threats from small drones.
After the Jammu attack, the number of drone sightings has gone up drastically and there have been several instances where the Army and Border Security Forces (BSF) troops at the border have fired at them.
Big decision by J&K administration: Details Here
The Jammu and Kashmir government announced a sanction of Rs 25 lakh in favour of the Next of Kins of the elected councillors of Municipal bodies, who have been killed in militancy-related incidents in the Union Territory.
An order issued by Principal Secretary to the government, Dheeraj Gupta, Sanction is hereby accorded to the payment of Ex-gratia compensation in favour of elected Councilors of Municipal Bodies of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir killed in militancy-related incidents.
Read the Order
Govt announces ex-gratia of Rs Rs 25 lakh, to be given to next of kins (NOKs) of elected councillors, who were killed in militancy related incidents in the Union Territory: Jammu & Kashmir Government pic.twitter.com/Pudd1JZidB
— JK Media (@jkmediasocial) July 30, 2021
The order has been issued in reference to the Administrative Council’s decision under number 84/13/2020 dated 15-07-2020.
The order reads that the ex-gratia compensation shall be paid to the next of kin (NOK) of the deceased by the Government through concerned Deputy Commissioners/ District Development Commissioners.
“The Deputy Commissioner concerned shall prepare, process and submit the case regarding payment of Ex-gratia through Housing and Urban Development Department,” it reads.
It further reads that on the receipt of the case, Housing and Urban Development Department shall forward the case to the Finance Department for release/payment of ex-gratia in favour of NOKs of the deceased.
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