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Army recruitment drive in Kashmir

May 19, 2006


Kashmiri youths participate in an army recruitment rally at Kupwara, about 100 kms north of Srinagar, close to the Pakistan border, on May 19.

The authorities had announced last year plans to recruit youths, having a minimum qualification of grade eight pass, from the valley for the Territorial Army Home and Hearth battalion, a voluntary part-time civilian force that aids in the defence of the country.

Hundreds hoping to join came to this rally organised by the Indian army.

Some 25,000 youths showed up for the last recruitment drive in February.

Photographs: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: about conducting ralies

why dont u conduct recruitment rallies in southern part of india like Udupi and mangalore.Am sure here you will get lot more candidates, even am ...

Posted by sandesh

Sub: Army Recruitment drive, Kashmir

A good step by the Government to bring the youth of kashmir to the mainstream and also providing jobs for the youth. This helps in ...

Posted by Rajagopal Nanjappa

Sub: army

Good job. I bet Pakistan will not do it. Because, Pakistan have only terrorists and jehaddis in POK.

Posted by Omar

Sub: Its okay.

I think there is no need to highlight this in the form of an article.It should be treated the same way If somebody from Bihar ...

Posted by ravikiran

Sub: very pleasing!

It's indeed a pleasant surprise. Army recruiting the youth from Kashmir. After all the news related to reservations, angry protests and the news about all ...

Posted by SP


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