Special military train with 700 soldiers reaches Jammu

Special military train with 700 soldiers reaches Jammu
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A special military train carrying nearly 700 soldiers arrived in Jammu city on Monday to ensure that these soldiers are deployed on the ground after all COVID19 mandated precautions are observed.

Defence ministry spokesman, Colonel Devender Anand said themilitary train carrying nearly 700 soldiers, who have completed their training,started from Bangaluru on April 17 and reached Jammu.

"In the prevailing COVID19 pandemic all necessaryarrangements including reception, segregation, disinfection and transportationhave been made at the Jammu railway station.

"In the prevailing security scenario along the LoC inJ&K it has been a necessity to boost the strength of the security personnelrequired for enhanced operational readiness of units deployed in areas of northIndia.

"In a significant move a special military train wasplanned to move the personnel after they completed their professional coursesat army training establishments to their units deployed in the operationalareas.

"Army has ensured that all personnel had undergone themandated quarantine period as also social distancing was adhered to throughoutthe journey, during detraining and screening at Jammu railway station," hesaid.

"On arrival at the station all personnel were screenedand thereafter ensuring all necessary guidelines, transported to their unitsdeployed in J&K".Thisis the first major movement of soldiers into J&K since the nationallockdown was announced.

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