Indian Army organises weapons exhibition in Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Sun, 15 Jan 2012 ANI

Jalandhar, Jan 15 (ANI): In a bid to inspire and educate young minds, the Indian Army organised an exhibition displaying its major weapons and communication technologies to residents in Jalandhar on Saturday.


Visitors were seeing exploring key weapons and communication technologies including artillery cannons, anti aircraft missiles, tank recovery vehicles and radars that were on display.


Interacting with mediapersons, Army officials said that the motive behind the show was to give visitors an insight into the respectable army life and inspire children to be a part of it.


"The motive behind this exhibition is that the children of our country become aware of the armed forces and the way it functions. We also give them an insight into the respectable life we have been living while serving for the Indian army," said Major General Sushil Kumar Agarwal.


Young visitors at the exhibition expressed their keen interest in joining the armed forces.


"I am very excited to be here at the exhibition. I have gained a lot of information from soldiers about tanks and weapons. I would want to join the Army once I grow up. The exhibition also has specially designed cameras on display that I really like," said a visitor, Joginder Singh.


With a mammoth strength of 1,129,900 active personnel and 960,000 reserve personnel, the Indian army is the world's largest standing volunteer army. (ANI)


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