Army reaches out to youth through expo
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Thousands of students and National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets visited the army expo in the city on Thursday. The army had displayed the infantry weapons at Sector 5, Panchkula. The weapons that were displayed include T- 90 tanks, BMP, Bofors Gun, Shilka weapon system and other anti air craft guns.
The show kicked off with a performance by an Army band. This was the third day of a youth outreach programme organised by Western Command . Earlier the show was conducted within Chandimandir military station for two consecutive days. Major General RG Krishnan, along with other senior officers of Western Command, interacted with the students.
Army officials said that the display was put up to attract the youth towards the Army. "The students who had come to the expo gathered knowledge on career opportunities and recruitment procedures in the Indian army. ," said a Defence spokesman.
The Army is also holding displays at Chandigarh and Mohali on Saturday and Monday.