• Short Summary

    INDIA, VIEWING WITH INCREASING CONCERN "ALARMING DEVELOPMENTS" ALONG HER NORTHERN BORDER WITH CHINA, IS CURRENTLY STRENGTHENING HER ARMED FORCES AGAINST ANY EMERGENCY.

  • Description

    INDIA, VIEWING WITH INCREASING CONCERN "ALARMING DEVELOPMENTS" ALONG HER NORTHERN BORDER WITH CHINA, IS CURRENTLY STRENGTHENING HER ARMED FORCES AGAINST ANY EMERGENCY.ALL OVER THE COUNTRY YOUNG MEN HAVE BEEN ENLISTING IN THE FORCES AND LOCAL CIVIL DEFENCE UNITS GAINING STRENGTH IN ANSWER TO THE GOVERNMENT'S CAL FOR MORE TROOPS.

    APSHINGE, A SMALL VILLAGE SOME 85 MILES FROM POONA, HAS SET THE COUNTRY AN EXAMPLE.WITH ITS POPULATION OF ONLY 2,250 IT HAS 400 YOUNG MEN IN UNIFORM -- ONE PERSON FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN THE VILLAGE.

    THE MARTIAL TRADITIONS OF THE SIKHS OF APSHINGE STRETCH BACK 400 YEARS AND TODAY THE TRADITION IS KEPT UP.217 JAWANS FROM THE VILLAGE ARE SERVING WITHIN THE ARMED FORCES AND MORE THAN 230 OTHERS ARE IN POLICE AND SIMILAR BODIES SERVING TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY.75 STUDENTS FROM THE LOCAL SCHOOL, A MEMORIAL TO THOSE KILLED SERVING IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR THE ARMY.FROM THESE 25 HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECRUITED.

    RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECRUITMENT DRIVE IS CAPTAIN NIKAM.WITH 33 YEARS SERVICE TO HIS CREDIT, CAPTAIN NIKAM HAS SEEN SERVICE IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.HE HAS AIDED AND INSPIRED THE YOUNG MEN OF THE VILLAGE TO ENLIST.WITH THE AID OF SOME OF 111 EX-SERVICEMEN IN THE VILLAGE, CAPTAIN NIKAM IS HELPING TO TRAIN THE LOCAL BOYS.

    THE WOMEN OF THE VILLAGE HAVE NOT BEEN LEFT OUT EITHER.A VILLAGE CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS HAS BEEN FORMED AND OVER A HUNDRED WOMEN ARE RECEIVING TRAINING IN HANDLING FIREARMS.

    WHILE THE YOUNG MEN ARE LEARNING TO PROTECT THEIR COUNTRY THEIR FARMS ARE LOOKED AFTER BY THE REMAINDER OF THE VILLAGE.AND IN THE FIELDS THE VILLAGERS HAVE SET ANOTHER EXAMPLE WITH EVERY PIECE OF AVAILABLE LAND BEING UTILISED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7XSOSJAYKZ6RIQ328RDAEYH0O
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XSOSJAYKZ6RIQ328RDAEYH0O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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