Kashmir youth eager to join Indian Air Force

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Srinagar, July 23 (ANI): Thousands of unemployed youth in Kashmir turned up at a recruitment rally by the Indian Air Force (IAF) here on Wednesday.

The weeklong recruitment rally will conclude on July 27.

IAF has been running a campaign, 'Join Indian Air Force-Be an Air Warrior', to lure youth in the region.

The participants said they were excited about participating in the recruitment drive.

"I am very passionate about this job. From the last many years Indian Air Force did not conduct recruitment camps in our area. We had to cover long distances to Ambala, Mumbai and Chennai for applying. So this rally is a good opportunity for all of us," said Nasir Ahmad, an applicant.

Some of the participants hailed the opportunity provided for them to join the IAF.

"I think getting a job in Indian Air Force is a big thing. It is the best job one can get. We are quite enthusiastic to join Air Force," said Tajamul Hussian, another applicant.

Besides IAF, Border Security Forces, Central Reserve Police Force and the Army have been conducting such recruitment rallies in the disputed region. (ANI)

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