800 Kashmiris had appeared for the Army Entrance Exam 2017, yesterday. In spite of the bandh call and amid the curfew-like situation in the valley due to the killing of the Hizbul militant, Sabzar Bhat, a large number of Kashmiri youths had shown up for the Army Entrance Test that was held across India on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Indian Army and Kashmir connection
The army entrance exam 2017 was for the selection of the Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and other ranks in the Army. In Kashmir alone, the exam was held at two centres including Pattan and Srinagar. As per the sources, 799 Kashmiri candidates were present for the examination. Out of 815 candidates, 16 did not appear for the entrance exam as they had earlier qualified the physical and medical tests.
The reason behind why Kashmiris are now looking forward to joining Indian Army is the frequent incidences of unrest in the valley, which is hampering their day- to -day lives, education and business. The youngsters are now inspired by the army men whom the Kashmiri people see deployed round the year to protect India and its people from the anti- national radicals.
More about Army Entrance Exam
Seeking a job in the Indian Army is a dream come true for many and also a matter of pride. Getting recruited by the Indian Army is one of the most prestigious jobs in India as one becomes a soldier who can protect the Indian territory and save the lives of many.
The Army does recruitment every year and invites candidates to appear for the entrance exam, physical and medical tests from all around the country. This entrance exam is conducted to hire jawans (army men) for different ranks.
Well, let’s see how many out of the appeared candidates will it through the finals of the Indian army recruitment process. But it’s overwhelming to see these large numbers of candidates opting to take military as their career and protect the Indian territory from militants and intruders.
With 800 candidates coming out of their home during the bandh in Kashmir depicts that the Kashmiris themselves want a bright career ahead and make the valley more peaceful and productive place to live in.