In a first, Army organises weapon display event in Kupwara

Kupwara, Jan 28 (KNS): A weapon display was organised on Saturday by the Indian Army with a primary aim of knowing the might of security forces and providing an insight exposure of the Army to the youth of district Kupwara.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the event was graced by Major General A S Pendharkar, AVSM, YSM, GOC, Vajr Division and was attended by both the civil and military dignitaries. 

The statement reads a large number of new generation equipment and weapons i.e.  artillery guns, advance technology radars, sophisticated close quarter battle weapons, latest mechanical transport fleet, bridging capabilities were displayed and information regarding the same was briefed to the locals by the highly qualified military instructors. 

“The inquisitiveness of the young generation and future leaders of Kashmir towards knowing their Army's world class fighting capabilities shows the changing norms in the minds of Kashmir educated class. The highly skilled dog organised at the culmination of the event was highly applauded by the mass gathering.”

It added the event was the first of its kind that was ever organised in the long and enriching history of Kupwara. 

“The event had long lasting effects on the people of Kupwara especially the students. It as a platform was also utilised by the students in clearing their queries towards Army as their future career. Overall it was a grand success, manifested by attendance of 1500 civilians and was another giant leap step towards creating awareness among the masses and also in cementing the civil-military relationship.”

It reads the civil administration thanked the Army for the successful conduct of such a prestigious and eye opening event and requested to conduct more such events in the future. (KNS)

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