SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 26: Today 190 Kashmiri youth passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI), to join Indian army.
While on one hand separatists in Kashmir are trying their best to engage youth in valley in militancy related activities, Kashmiri students have once again proved their inclination towards joining the forces and serving the nation.
The majestic Bana Singh Parade Ground at the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today, showcased its latest batch of 323 passing out recruits from the State of J&K.
Marching in precise unison with a singular aim of devoting their life in service of their nation, singing their Regimental Song ‘Balidanam Veer Lakshnam’, the young soldiers inspired one and all as their voice echoed in the Valley.
What is Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry?
The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. The regimental center is in Srinagar’s Airport Complex at Avantipur with a small winter setup near Jammu. Its regimental insignia consists of a pair of crossed rifles. The regiment mostly consists of volunteers from the state of Jammu & Kashmir. 50% of its troops are Muslims while the rest represent other ethnic groups from the state.