Jammu & Kashmir

‘Strategic areas’: 1,388 kanals of land in Gulmarg and Sonmarg granted to armed forces

A file photo of Gulmarg

Srinagar: As the administration of Jammu and Kashmir declared 1034 kanals of land in Gulmarg and 354 in Sonamarg as ‘strategic areas for armed forces’, authorities insisted that there was ‘nothing new’ in it.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang Kondbarao Pole said it was just a nod by the administration to allow the use of land to the army for training purposes.

“Basically there is nothing new in this strategic area for all these lands are already underuse of army for decades, even for more than 30 to 40 years now for training and other relevant things”, Pole said.

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