Tue, Feb 21, 2017 | updated 07:40 PM IST

Defence expert lauds Kashmiri youth, army bonhomie

Updated: Oct 10, 2016 12:13 IST
Lauding the rescue efforts of Kashmiri youth who had helped distressed Indian Army personnel when their truck turned turtle in Lasjan near Srinagar, defence expert Ranjit Rai on Monday said the incident reflected the bonhomie between local residents and the army.

"Now, what more examples could it be of love of the people for the army, of course, surgical strike has had some effect on this, but always in the past, the military has received great love and affection. Men and women in Punjab, Kashmir and Rajasthan have brought tea, parathas, biscuits and mathiis, distributed in trains for jawans," Rai told ANI.

He asserted that now, the Kashmiris, who are living for the last 70 years in the valley, are realizing that Kashmir is part of India.

"Some of them have become rich and this is a very good sign and it is a lovely example of the bond between Kashmiri youth in that particular area and the army," Rai told ANI.

Despite growing strife between security forces and people of the Kashmir valley in recent times, locals on Sunday rescued 12 soldiers after the truck they were travelling in overturned Lasjan near here.

The soldiers, who were on their way to B.B. Cantt, were helped by the locals, who evacuated them from the truck by lining up a tipper near the army truck.

"The Indian Army thanked the locals, who helped and rescued them, especially women," said army sources. (ANI)

New Delhi [India] Feb 21 (ANI): Visiting Indian Vice President said the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program would expand bilateral ties in science, technology and innovation.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Two Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) were approved by the Ministry of Defence in the Defence Acquisition Council meeting held today.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Slamming Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his 'donkeys of Gujarat' jibe, Union Minister for Information and broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday advised the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of using peoples' language.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The medical condition of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Commanding Officer Chetan Cheeta, who is undergoing treatment at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, is improving.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): A Delhi court on Tuesday sent the accused in the Hauz Khas Rape case to 14-day judicial custody.

Full Story >>

Tamenglong (Manipur) [India] Feb. 21 (ANI): Suspected militants on Tuesday fired at the police deployed for the visit of Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam while he was proceeding for flag hoisting of his election campaign in Tamenglong district of Manipur.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday put a stay on a Central Information Commission (CIC) order that directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow inspection of class10th and 12th school records of Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani.

Full Story >>

Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): In Uttar Pradesh, where minority vote plays a key role in deciding its political fate, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati, while addressing a rally in Gonda, on Tuesday said that if a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government is formed in the state it will remove the provision of reservation for dalits.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday delivered the inaugural address of the seven-day Sri Ramakrishna Vachanamrita Satram retreat in Kerala's Tiruvalla via video conference. He said he was humbled by the secularity of the nation.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Feb. 21 (ANI): Mumbai recorded a voter turnout of 41.32 percent till 3.30 p.m. in the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Feb 21 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested two Superintendents and an Inspector of Central Excise, Audit Department (Government. of India) for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 3 lakh from the complainant.

Full Story >>

Ahmedabad/Allahabad (Gujarat/Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's 'donkey' remark targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggered a sharp reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing the former of 'insulting' the people of the western state.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The terrorist which was neutralised by the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) in Keri Sector, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir has been recognised as a Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) militant.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday framed charges against three accused in connection with the Abu Dhabi ISIS case.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Feb. 21 (ANI): Mumbai recorded a voter turnout of 32.1 percent till 1.30 p.m. in the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb.21 (ANI): With the polling for 227 municipal wards in the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) underway, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari hoped for a hike in percentage of voters as compared to last year.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Feb. 21 (ANI): With the polling commencing for 227 municipal wards in the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday, residents of 3 out of 19 buildings of MIG Colony in Mumbai's East Bandra, summing up to at least 100 voters, did not find their names in the list.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): British and Indian officials on Tuesday held consultations under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) here, wherein they discussed liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb.21 (ANI): With polling underway for 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Party chief Uddhav Thackeray were among the many who cast their votes respectively.

Full Story >>

Mumbai [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested former Enforcement Directorate (ED) JP Singh, Assistant Director Sanjay Agarwal and two other officials in a case of corruption.

Full Story >>