No train via Punjab, Army took road, stocked winter supplies

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    No train by means of Punjab, Army took road, stocked winter season products

    Composed by Guy Aman Singh Chhina
    , Anju Agnihotri Chaba
    | Chandigarh, Jalandhar |

    November 15, 2020 1: 04: 17 am





    PLA soldier strays across LAC, Army says will return him At a checkpoint along a highway causing Ladakh. Reuters file

    With farmer demonstrations roiling Punjab and the Railways suspending services of goods and traveler trains, the Army struck the road to guarantee equipping of vital products for soldiers on the northern frontiers. Military sources stated winter season equipping of supplies for personnel of the Army and Central Armed Cops Forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh was finished by the end of October. Any further replenishment will be flown in as soon as the passes close in J&K and Himachal Pradesh, the sources stated.

    The suspension of train services following the farmer demonstrations, which gained momentum after brand-new farm laws were enacted by the Centre, had triggered Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to alert that it would not only hit the state’s farmers and market and people of neighbouring states, but likewise the supply of basics to soldiers bracing for the winter in Ladakh and the Valley.

    A senior Army officer stated adequate reserves are already in place and the rail blockade will not position a serious danger. Moreover, movement of special military trains for exercises and field shooting, the officer stated, has not been taking location due to Covid constraints.

    Major General Yash Mor (retd), who raised the Ladakh Sub Location a number of years ago and was till just recently Chief of Personnel of a Corps, stated: “All winter season stocking for Ladakh is over. There is enough short disposing of important stores, food items and clothes etc which is then gone up according to requirement. It is an extremely carefully tuned cycle, and in any case the majority of the movement of products takes place through road. Any replenishment which requires to be provided for forward locations happens by air once the roadways are blocked due to snowfall after late October.”

    A senior official in the Northern Railways yielded that some products trains indicated for Army supplies were delayed in the last 50 days. Train authorities connected with Army officers who told them that though they have actually currently done advance disposing of provision, clothes, arms and ammo and equipment, there are some everyday requirements.

    ” After the Rail Roko was begun by farmers in Punjab, at least 15-20 trains with Army materials were impacted. These were not Army special trains, however general freight trains bring supplies for the Army,” a Northern Railways authorities stated.

    Another Railway authorities said that ever because the blockade, no special train need for J&K was positioned by the Army. Routine queries concerning resumption of products trains have been coming from the Army, the authorities stated, including “if there is an emergency, unique trains can be run for the armed forces”.

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