NEWS IN PICTURES: Kashmir Recruits Inducted Into Indian Army

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SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - MARCH 08: The recruits of Indian armys from Kashmir stand in formation during their passing out parade at Rangreth in a garrison on March 8, 2014 in the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, India.


256 Kashmir men took oath during their passing out parade after successfully completing 49 weeks of arduous training which involved, weapons handling, map reading and counter-insurgency operations. The recruits will join Indian armys Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment (JAK LI) to fight militants in Kashmir, a spokesman of the army said. India has already close to a million soldiers posted in Kashmir, making the disputed Himalayan region one of the most militarized zones in the world.


A Kashmiri Muslim woman kisses her son who passed after his passing out parade at Rangreth.


The recruits of Indian armys from Kashmir march during their passing out parade at Rangreth.


The recruits of Indian armys from Kashmir take salute






The recruits of Indian armys from Kashmir deposit rifles

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