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J&K: Northern commander visits LoC, lauds troops

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Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Lt Gen Y K Joshi on Wednesday lauded the troops for their motivation and selfless service in the toughest terrain and under inclement climatic conditions along the Line of Control.

Lt Gen Joshi along with Srinagar based Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen D P Pandey visited forward areas on LoC and hinterland where they interacted with the soldiers.

He lauded the troops for their motivation & selfless service in the toughest terrain & climatic conditions, a tweet by the Northern Command said.

Lt Gen Joshi was also briefed by Chinar Corps Commander on the security situation at the Srinagar headquarters of 15 Corps. He also released a book.

Lt Gen YK Joshi #ArmyCdrNC visited HQ #ChinarCorps where he was briefed by #ChinarCorps Cdr on the security situation. A book titled “Abridged version of the history of Kashmir” was also released, Chinar Corps of Army said in a tweet.

The visit of the Northern Commander comes at a time when security forces have stepped up operations against the militants in Kashmir’s hinterland. This month 13 militants including a suspected Pakistani infiltrator have were killed in Kashmir in January.

Except for a recent violation in frontier Kupwara district where the Army foiled a Border Action Team (BAT) Action, the Indian and Pakistani Army have been holding the ceasefire since February 2021.

 

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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge

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A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight

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On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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73rd Republic Day Celebrations Held Across Jammu

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On Wednesday, on the 73rd Republic Day of the country, the tricolour flag was proudly hoisted at every square and square of the city. Amid patriotic songs and music in all the squares and streets of the town, people hoisted the tricolour flag paid tribute to the country’s martyrs and saluted the brave soldiers deployed in defence of the borders. On this national festival of Republic Day, after flag hoisting by business organizations in many city areas, Prasad was also distributed among the people by putting up stalls of halwa-puri.

Jammu Mayor Chandramohan Gupta hoisted the tricolour and regional traders at the historic Raghunath Mandir Chowk. Apart from this, the Mayor hoisted the tricolour flag at Shaheed Major Akash Singh Park in his residence area, celebrating Republic Day with people in more than a dozen city areas.

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The main program was organized on behalf of the State Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, where the state president Ravindra Raina unfurled the tricolour flag along with former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and other leaders. Next, former Minister Sat Sharma and other leaders hoisted the tricolour flag in the BJP’s Kachi Cantonment office. Then, in the Chamber House located at Railhead Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, President Arun Gupta, and other office bearers and main businessmen unfurled the tricolour flag.

In Jammu’s biggest wholesale grain market Ware House-Nehru Market, the Federation’s head Deepak Gupta and market traders hoisted the tricolour flag. Apart from this, regional corporators in all 75 wards of Jammu Municipal Corporation shared the happiness of Republic Day by hoisting the tricolour flag along with the people of their respective wards.

Amish Mahajan

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