With snowfall in the valley, the Army has started operational preparations because of the challenges along the Line of Control (LoC) in winter. Army, Navy and Air Force personnel jointly participated in such training for the first time. The Bravehearts of the three armies practised dealing with the enemy under challenging conditions. This training campaign was conducted adjoining the LoC in North Kashmir. There is usually more than twenty feet of snow, and the mercury remains minus 25 degrees.
Intelligence agencies have issued an alert regarding infiltration during the snowfall on the LoC. Due to this, special exercises were organized in the border areas. Along with the Army’s High Altitude Warfare School, MARCOS commandos from the Air Force and Navy also participated. In addition, naval commandos, posted at sea for the first time, also participated in this operation in the inaccessible mountains near the LoC.
Mi 17 and ALH Dhruv helicopters of the Army and Air Force, besides AH 64E Apache fighter aircraft, also participated in the training exercise. Troops from MI 17 and ALH Dhruv were launched from a height of 9,000 feet into the icy ground. During this, an attempt was made to depict the situation on the LoC. Such exercises will continue in the coming days.
Terrorists hide in small villages by infiltrating LoC. It is not possible to reach these villages by road. In such a situation, para commandos are launched in these areas. Where he can carry out the entire operation. The training campaign of a similar operation took place in the snowy plains. The Army said that the purpose of this training was to prepare the soldiers to fight in all kinds of conditions. Such an operation may be needed in the Kashmir Valley and the LAC with China.
“There was a joint exercise of the Air Force, Navy and the Army in Kashmir. This event was organized to test the air defence capability and other capabilities and test the synergy between the three branches of the Army. This joint exercise is essential to ensure that our abilities are right”, Lieutenant General DP Pandey, GOC-Chinar Corps.
Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media
ACB traps, arrests Patwari while accepting bribe
Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint wherein the complainant alleged that Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari of Halqa Mufalpora, Tehsil and District Kupwara is demanding bribes for providing revenue extracts.
The complainant alleged that the accused Patwari was adopting delaying tactics and was not preparing revenue extracts which the complainant required for registration of sale deed for the land purchased by him recently. Moreover, had the complainant also deposited the necessary fee of 420 in the form of GR in the Tehsil office Kupwara on 14-02-2022. The complainant also alleged that Patwari had already taken a bribe of Ten thousand from them and demanded more to provide revenue extracts.
Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out and consequently, a case FIR No. 02/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Baramulla.
Subsequently, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari, red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of 5000/- from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in the presence of independent witnesses.
Further investigations of the case are going on.
JKBOSE Class 10, 12 Results Likely in Second Week of February
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is likely to announce the regular annual results of class 10th and 12th, of Kashmir Division, in the second week of February, an official informed on Monday.
Board of School Education Joint Secretary Prof. Aijaz Ahmad Hakak said that the processes involved are in progress.“Results are under process and have to undergo several stages before the declaration. the First stage has been completed and the second one is in process”, he said, adding most probably the results of both the classes will be declared in the second week of February if situation arisen due to COVID goes well,” Aijaz added.
Meanwhile, Director Academics BOSE, Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer, also maintained that results would be announced in the second week of February.
Pertinently, the examinations of Class 12th culminated in the 2nd week of December, while 10th exams concluded in the first week of December last year.
Tragedy averted after scrap catches fire at Hospital
A major tragedy was averted at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Hospital in the Rainawari area of Srinagar on Monday afternoon as a fire incident was prevented from turning into a major conflagration, reports said.
According to the sources heaps of scrap in the vicinity of a 1000 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant at JLNM hospital caught fire thereby putting the plant at risk.
The fire also created panic among the attendants at the hospital, sources said.
They said that the timely action by the firemen averted the tragedy and there was no loss of property or injury to anyone during the incident.
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