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Over 3,000 Jammu and Kashmir youth appear for Army exam

Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard during a curfew and strike called following the killing of a Kashmiri student in downtown Srinagar on June 9, 2017. The death of a student killed by troops in Kashmir sparked new anti-India demonstrations on June 7. Hundreds of students and villagers joined a rally in the town of Shopian, south of the Indian-administered Kashmir capital of Srinigar, during the funeral of Adil Farooq Magray. / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

SRINAGAR: More than 3,000 youth from Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the written examination for commissioned officers in the Army today.

“The examination was conducted today in which more than 3,000 youth from the state, including 800 from the valley appeared,” a Defence spokesman said.

He said the number of candidates from the valley appearing for the examination was nearly twice than the corresponding year.

The examination was conducted at Srinagar and Udhampur centres, the spokesman said.

“Territorial Army, known as ‘The Citizens Army’, is a platform through which any Indian employed citizen can enroll and render service towards the nation.

To get selected as an officer, the individual needs to clear a written exam followed by an interview,” he said.

The youth of J&K have come forward and shown their willingness to join the territorial army and dedicate themselves towards selfless service to the nation, he added.

PTI