"Attempts to cre­ate riff be­tween Army, po­lice won't work"

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and am­mu­ni­tion to the world es­pe­cially the smaller coun­tries. Though, the pro­gramme is well in­tended but it fur­ther de­layed bu­reau­cratic clear­ances.

The CAG has ex­pressed surprise that ma­jor­ity of the pro­cure­ment cases from other than Ord­nance Fac­tory Board and which were ini­ti­ated by Army head­quar­ters dur­ing 2009-13 were pend­ing as of Jan­uary 2017.

LARGEST ARMS IM­PORTER YET SPEND­ING LESS Though, ac­cord­ing to the Stock­holm In­ter­na­tional Peace Re­search In­sti­tute (SIPRI), In­dia is the largest arms im­porter in the world. Be­tween 2012 and 2016, In­dia ac­counted for 13 per cent of global arms im­ports.

But, noted strate­gic thinker, Ian Brem­mer re­cently said that In­dia is among the few coun­tries, which were spend­ing more on in­fra­struc­ture than on de­fence pre­pared­ness. Brem­mer wrote on Twit­ter: "Un­der @naren­dramodi, In­dia now spends more on in­fra­struc­ture than de­fense. One of the only coun­tries to do so." mat­ter with the GOC 15 corps, who as­sured ac­tion against the ac­cused per­son­nel.

A Po­lice spokesman yes­ter­day said that Fri­day at 2200 hrs, some Army of­fi­cials after per­form­ing Dar­shan, reached Sona­marg on the way back and wanted to pro­ceed to Sri­na­gar. How­ever, they were stopped by po­lice Naka as the Road Open­ing Party (ROP) had been with­drawn and cut off time for move­ment of Yatra ve­hi­cles was over.

These Army men forcibly after break­ing the bar­rier moved to­wards Gund, where they were again stopped by the SHO of Po­lice Sta­tion Gund and his men and were taken to Po­lice Sta­tion Gund, in or­der to avoid any ugly scene on the road­side.

He said it was then an Army of­fi­cer with his men from the nearby Army Unit en­tered Po­lice Sta­tion and had a heated ar­gu­ment with the SHO, re­sult­ing in scuf­fle be­tween the Army­men and the po­lice­men, in which some po­lice­men re­ceived mi­nor in­juries. (AGEN­CIES)

Pub­lic CVC terms Edu Com­mis­sioner's be­hav­iour dis­cour­te­ous, de­mands his shift­ing

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