• Short Summary

    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY CONCERNED AT "ALARMING DEVELOPMENTS" ALONG THE NORTHERN BORDERS. MR.?

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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY CONCERNED AT "ALARMING DEVELOPMENTS" ALONG THE NORTHERN BORDERS. MR. NEHRU SAID ON AUGUST 16 THAT THE CHINESE ARMY HAD BEEN STRENGTHENED ALONG THE INDIAN FRONTIER AND THERE HAD BEEN MUCH MILITARY CONSTRUCTION THERE. THE INDIA PRIME MINISTER CLAIMED THAT THE CHINESE STRENGTH WAS NOW LARGER THAN WHAT IT WAS IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR WHEN THE BORDER DISPUTE DEVELOPED INTO A MILITARY CONFLICT. PEKING HAS DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS.

    IN SPITE OF THE DENIAL, INDIA HAS BEEN STRENGTHENING HER ARMED FORCES. AT THE SAME TIME, REGULAR TROOPS HAVE BEEN UNDERGOING INTENSIFIED RETRAINING FOLLOWING SEVERE SETBACKS DURING LAST YEAR'S FIGHTING. FILM SHOWS THE TROOPS BEING TRAINED AT POONA.

    THERE HAS BEEN A BIG RESPONSE TO THE CALL FOR MORE TROOPS. YOUNG MEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE HAVE BEEN QUEUING AT RECRUITING CENTRES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO TAKE UP ARMS. EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS HAVE BEEN GRANTED TO STRENGTHEN THE OFFICER-CADRE. THE POONA TRAINING CENTRE FOR OFFICERS WAS OPENED ONLY THIS YEAR. AFTER A SIX-MONTH COURSE, THE OFFICERS JOIN THE REGULARS. ALREADY, THE FIRST POONA BATCH HAS PASSED OUT.

    TRAINING COVERS ALL ASPECTS OF SOLDIERING AND MILITARY SUBJECTS, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PLACED ON THE PHYSICAL TOUGHNESS TO WITHSTAND THE EXTREME CLIMATIC CONDITIONS IN THE MOUNTAINOUS BORDER AREAS. THE TRAINEE-OFFICERS RISE AT 5.40 IN THE MORNING AND ARE KEPT BUSY WITH FIELD EXERCISES, PHYSICAL WORKOUTS AND LECTURES UNTIL 10.30 AT NIGHT. SPECIAL ATTENTION IS PAID TO THE APPRECIATION OF GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE AREAS TO WHICH THEY WILL LATER BE ASSIGNED.

    MANY OF THE RECRUITS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE COLLEGE OF MILITARY ENGINEERING, ALSO AT POONA. THERE, THEY CARRY OUT RESEARCH INTO MAKING BETTER ROADS IN A HURRY, AND DEVELOPING NEW AND LIGHTER ARMS. USING MODELS, THEY ALSO PRACTISE CONTROLLING OPERATIONS IN RAILWAY YARDS, WHICH WOULD BE TAKEN OVER BY THE ARMED FORCES IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. SO MANY MEN HAVE STARTED A NEW LIFE IN THE ARMY THAT THE POONA ENGINEERING COLLEGE, LIKE OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS, NOW HAS FOUR TIMES ITS NORMAL NUMBER OF TRAINEES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMVSBQ885H6Q4OIXBT6T09AO7
    Media URN:
    VLVABMVSBQ885H6Q4OIXBT6T09AO7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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