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Thursday , May 20 , 2010
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Terror tackle tips for state cops

The Kripan Division is conducting sessions for the West Bengal police personnel to train them in counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations.

Four batches of armed personnel have already completed their training successfully and have returned to headquarters.

A team of experienced instructors from the infantry units of the Kripan Division is involved in training the policemen to improve their tactical and combat skills.

Patrol contest

A Gorkha Regiment of the Trishakti Corps won the Army Cambrian Patrol Trials at Belgaum in Karnataka and will now be representing the Indian Army in Nato Army Cambrian Patrol competition on October in Wales, UK.

Bicycle trek

A cycling-cum-trekking expedition was organised by the Forefirst Battalion from March 27 to April 9.

The rally was flagged off by Maj. Gen. R.S. Chopra, GOC Black Cat Division, at Gangtok. It was flagged in by Brigadier Bipin Bakshi, Commander, Watershed Brigade.

During the expedition, the participants passed through various places in Sikkim like Sherwani, Tarku, Rabangla, Yuksom, Pemeyangtse, Jorethang, Teesta and Pedong, covering a distance of 323km both on cycle and on foot.

Health camps were held at Temi, Arithang and Legship where around 2,000 people were provided with free treatment and medicines.

Ex-soldiers’ rally

The Watershed Brigade organised a rally for ex-servicemen and Veer Naris on April 10 at the Pedong Military Station.

Around 150 ex-servicemen and Veer Naris along with their families from Pedong, Algarah, Dalapchand and Rhenock attended the programme. The Veer Naris were felicitated.

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