State Government Notifies Land in Jammu for Army Firing Range



At a time when Army in Jammu and Kashmir has been pressing the government to provide land in Kashmir for a field firing range for the forces, the state government has reportedly moved a file to the Union defence ministry for notifying the Kalith range in Jammu.

The move has come in the backdrop of army’s eviction from Tosamaidan range (in Kashmir) after 50 years. The eviction came amid the controversy triggered by civilian deaths due to unexploded shells and the condition that the government would suggest an alternate location for establishing a new firing range.

At the Civil Military Liaison Conference held last month, sources said, the government had promised to allot land for three firing ranges, two in Jammu and one in Ladakh. “However, there was no mention in the conference of Kashmir.”

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