Army waiting for Delhi headquarter directive on Tosa Maidan

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Though the army and civil administration is tight lipped on extension in Tosa Maidan artillery firing range lease agreement, reliable sources revealed that Chinar Corps has forwarded its recommendations on recently surfaced lease row to army headquarters in Delhi.

However, the sources added that any decision by the army on agreeing to use alternate locations will be taken by the army here only after a directive comes from its Delhi headquarters.

Sources in civil administration however, divulged that the divisional commissioner Kashmir has been authorized by a high level committee headed by the chief secretary to visit some locations alongwith with some senior army officers to report about the feasibility of those spots.

Pertinently the lease agreement between army and the state government on Tosa Maidan artillery firing range is expiring tomorrow. “The expiry of the lease agreement is a mere formality and it has no bearing on the relocation of the artillery firing range from Tosa Maidan. If some alternate location is found feasible, the technicalities of lease can be sorted out thereafter,” a senior officer in the civil administration told KNS pleading anonymity. (KNS)

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