Soldiers practise offensive maneouvres near Ropar
Golden Arrow Division concluded the final series of exercise ‘Agniban’ near Ropar on Thursday. Over 15,000 troops of all combat arms and services participated in offensive maneouvers wherein new concepts were validated.
Integrated combat elements of the Vajra Corps also participated in the drill. The highlight was the validation of the fighting ability of the Golden Arrow Division by Lt Gen KJ Singh, GOC-in-C Western Command along with special observers and experts on the concluding day.
The motivated troops exercised in a simulated and realistic battlefield environment wherein new concepts at tactical and operational level were validated for fighting a successful war in a synergised manner.
All elements of command combat decision-making and information warfare were activated.
The western command chief witnessed the culmination of the exercise on Thursday evening and was briefed by GOC of the Golden Arrow Division. The western command chief reviewed integrated operational maneouvers and expressed his satisfaction and confidence in the troops for resolutely facing any future threat.
Heavy traffic was seen on Najafgarh Road, Zakhira flyover, Sarita Vihar underpass, Bawana industrial area, Civil Lines, Rohini, Deoli-Khanpur, and also at Rajgarh Colony in Shahdara area due to religious processions and waterlogging.
The arrival of monsoon was declared on Thursday, when it began raining early in the morning. From 8.30am on Thursday to 8.30am on Friday — the period between the two morning hours is how IMD classifies its 24-hour period — the city recorded 117.2mm. Normally, Delhi records 210.6mm of rain in July. Throughout Friday, there was significantly less rainfall, and the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung weather station (considered representative of Delhi’s) settled at 31.9°C, 2.5 degrees more than Thursday.
Fresh recruitment will be done via an open selection process for these newly converted posts. Those occupying the posts will not qualify to be permanent without participating in the open selections. Officials said that the LG has asked concerned officials to process the filling of vacancies and upgradation at the earliest, unduly pending for years.
The BA.5 is overtaking other Omicron lineage coronaviruses in several parts of the world, reinforcing early signs that it has a growth advantage after having triggered new waves in some regions. Dr Ekta Gupta, professor of clinical virology at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), said, “At ILBS, we have reported seven-eight cases of BA.5 so far. This is out of the samples we received from across the city.”
The decisions were taken in the meeting of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Friday at the Delhi secretariat and a government official later said the move was in line with the Arvind Kejriwal government’s larger vision of cleaning the Yamuna.