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Spy held in Jammu and Kashmir for passing vital information on Army to Pakistan

From the Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir, a Pakistani spy was arrested for passing on some vital information regarding the deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan

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Jammu, Oct 22, 2016: From the Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir, a Pakistani spy was arrested for passing on some vital information regarding the deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan.

According to PTI, “Two Pakistani SIM cards and a map showing deployment of security forces was recovered from his possession.”

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“Based on information received from Military Intelligence on involvement of one Bodh Raj of village Changiia of Jammu district for his espionage activities and passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces and Army to Pakistan, a special search operation was launched in Ramgarh sector of Samba,” SSP, Samba, Joginder Singh said.

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The SSP added that during the search operation, he was found in Jerda village close to the International Border (IB) who roaming there in suspicious circumstances and also tried to escape on observing the movement of the police.

“Police chased him and later he was arrested,” he said.

“Two Pakistani SIM cards, one map showing deployment of forces, two Indian made mobile phones and one memory card besides Rs 1711 were recovered from his possession,” the SSP said.

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Under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Official Secrets Act, a case has been registered against the accused.
“As per initial interrogation, he had made markings of various spots on the map and security agencies are jointly investigating the matter.”

-by NewsGram team with PTI inputs

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June 06, 2017: NASA has chosen 12 astronauts out of a record-breaking 18,300 applications for upcoming space missions. An American of Indian descent, Raja Chari, has successfully earned his spot in the top 12.

The astronauts were selected on the basis of expertise, education, and physical tests. This batch of 12 astronauts is the largest group selected by NASA since two decades. The group consisting of 7 men and 5 women surpassed the minimum requirements of NASA.

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Currently, Raja Chari is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. He is the commander of 461st Flight Test Squadron and director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

After Late Kalpana Chawla, Lt. Col. Raja Chari is the second Indian American astronaut chosen by NASA.

The 12 astronauts will have to go through two years of training. Upon completion, they will be assigned their missions ranging from research at the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft by private companies, to flying on deep space missions on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft.

The US Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston to announce and congratulate the new batch. Pence also said that President Trump is “fully committed” to NASA’s missions in space.

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