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Arms seized from Dead Terrorists had Pakistan markings, says Indian Army

The hand grenades recovered are ARGES 84, which were manufactured by Pakistan ordinance factories

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New Delhi, Oct 9, 2016: The Indian Army on Sunday said that weapons, explosives and grenades recovered from four terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir three days ago had Pakistan markings.

“Four terrorists were eliminated by army on the Line of Control (LoC) while trying to infiltrate (into Jammu and Kashmir) in Naugam sector,” an army statement said. “Pakistan Ordinance Factory markings on the hand grenades and the UBGL Grenades recovered from the terrorists confirm Pakistan complicity in abetting and equipping terrorism,” the statement said.

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The hand grenades recovered are ARGES 84, which were manufactured by Pakistan ordinance factories, it said, adding Pakistani markings were also seen on medicines and eatable items recovered from the men. Also seized were a large number of highly inflammable material like six plastic explosive slabs, six bottles of petroleum jelly, six bottles of inflammable liquid and six lighters.

In addition, the army found four AK-47 rifles and 16 magazines, a radio set, GPS, binocular, Samsung mobiles and first aid kit. (IANS)

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Indian Army to Use New System of Digitised Records of Officers

Top Army officials attending the Commanders' Conference, which is underway here, were apprised on Wednesday about the rollout of the new project

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Officers' Automated Structured Infosystem - has been developed on the in-house Indian Army intranet system for 'gentleman cadets' to digitize their service records. Pixabay

In order to ensure better workflow in movement and deployment of commissioned officers serving in various units of the Indian Army, a system has been launched to contain their digitised personal records. The data at present is stored in physical form.

Top Army officials attending the Commanders’ Conference, which is underway here, were apprised on Wednesday about the rollout of the new project.

The five-day conference began on Monday to deliberate upon various issues pertaining to the Indian Army including deadline of projects and the recent incidents of Pakistani drones dropping arms and weapons in Punjab.

A top Army official said a software – Officers’ Automated Structured Infosystem – has been developed on the in-house Army intranet system for ‘gentleman cadets’ to digitise their service records. The system was rolled out on September 29.

“It will contain complete digitised records of all serving officers including occurrences, claims, photos of dependents, pay slips, leaves and encashment of leaves apart from other details. Army officers serving in areas that have no Internet service can access the software through the Intranet. Till date, all records were stored physically,” said an officer.

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The new system will contain complete digitized records of all serving officers of Indian Army including occurrences, claims, photos of dependents, pay slips, leaves and encashment of leaves apart from other details. Pixabay

Gentlemen cadets will henceforth be required to fill in their relevant details at the time of commissioning. The records can be accessed only by the Army. For users, the software provides a query system too that can be raised in boxes.

After retirement of officers, the data will be transferred to the Retired Officers Digital Records Archive that contains records of all Army veterans. Sources said over 400 officers have digitized their records on the Intranet system so far.

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The Army already has a system in place for maintaining digitised records of jawans which is known as HRMS Suite. (IANS)