Army Turns Flags 'Blue' From 'Red' For People-Friendly Look in J&K, Pictures of Achievers on Cantonment Walls
|Army Turns Flags 'Blue' From 'Red' For People-Friendly Look in J&K, Pictures of Achievers on Cantonment Walls (File Photo) | ANI|
Jammu And Kashmir: Indian Army has changed the colour of flags on its military convoy vehicles to blue from red to make them more population friendly.
- The flags on the military convoys have been changed to blue from red
- Walls on the cantonments are proposed to have the pictures of young achievers from Kashmir
- Indian Army troops travelling in convoys have been asked to behave more politely with people during stopovers
Similarly, the walls on the Indian Army cantonments are proposed to have pictures of young achievers from Kashmir.
Speaking to ANI, Lieutenant Colonel Q Khan said, “The flags on the military convoys moving with troops from different locations in and out of the Kashmir valley have been changed to blue from red while the walls on the cantonments are proposed to have the pictures of young achievers from Kashmir.”
Whistles to replace lathis
The officer further told the news agency that the troops wielding lathis have also been asked to only use whistles in order to ask vehicles to stop.
“The messages and pictures on vehicles are of the scenic places of Kashmir,” he added.
Besides this, the Indian Army troops travelling in the convoys have also been asked to behave more politely with the people during stopovers.
From opening up the healthcare and services sector in the union territory for investments to boosting the UT’s agriculture sector, the Centre is taking several steps for the development of Jammu and Kashmir.
Restoring normalcy in Kashmir
Ever since the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is taking major steps to slowly restore normalcy in J&K.
Nearly one year after the abrogation of Article 370, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six bridges in border areas of J&K in July 2020.
The work on Shahpur-Kandi, electricity, and irrigation project that was stuck for five decades has finally begun. The Ujh project has been fast-tracked and the metro rail is on its way to Srinagar and Jammu.
The Centre abrogated Article 370 in the state in 2019 and bifurcated it into two union territories of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh. Since then, the government is trying hard to bring investments in the state for development Times Now Reported.