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185 recruits from restive Indian Kashmir join army

Published: September 12, 2017

STORY: Up to 185 recruits from India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir joined the army on Tuesday (September 12) after performing passing out parade.

The cadets, from all parts of the state, are now part of the Jammu And Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) regiment after successfully completing a one-year-long course at an army’s centre in picturesque Srinagar city, summer capital of the state.

A young recruit said he was proud to have joined the armed forces while another one said he would work hard to protect the nation.

General officer Commanding of Army’s 15 Corps, Lt General Satish Dua, who reviewed the parade, said the recruits represented the demography of the Valley and it was a proof of communal unity in the state and the country.

The parade was attended by the family members of the cadets.

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