180 soldiers join Indian Army from Jammu and Kashmir
IBNS | 13 Sep 2017
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IBNS) More than 180 soldiers were inducted into the Indian Army from Jammu and Kashmir after they completed three years of strenuous training at Bana Singh Parade ground of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) Centre.

The relatives of the soldiers had gathered for the occasion.

 The colourful passing out parade that marked the graduation of recruits and their induction as soldiers was attended by over 1,000 relatives, including parents of the young soldiers.

According to a Defence spokesman press release issued on Tuesday the parade was reviewed by Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Lt Gen Satish Dua, who is also Colonel of the JAKLI Regiment.

“Their salute to the tri-colour with national anthem playing inspired patriotic fervor in all present,” he said. The soldiers hail from various regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Satish Dua said

Lt General Dua praised their contribution towards encouraging more youths from the state to come forward to join the security forces.

“The army always provides a platform for assimilation of the youth of the state into the national mainstream by way of recruitment or engagement,” Dua added.
(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)