Army trains its personnel to avoid collateral damage during in Kashmir

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Rajouri, Aug 24 (ANI): The Indian Army is training its personnel to avoid collateral damage during combat situations in Kashmir.

The security personnel are being trained about how to avoid casualties and collateral damage during the operations.

Rajouri district of the state hosted the army camp in a Corps Battle School.

"In the school, we have lot of classes being held on human rights violation what all the guiding principals are for us to operate in these areas. As regards to confidence building in the civilians, we do not react on general information, only hardcore information is reacted upon.

Then we carry police raps along with our operational troops. We do all activities in presence of police, lady police, village heads and the owner of the house," said Colonel Anil Rana, training instructor.

Troops are trained through mock drills of encounters and how to defuse IEDs planted by the ultras, in symmetrical warfare and how to minimise damage to life and property.

"By all these things , we avoid collateral damage. We avoid loss to civilians, we avoid loss to their property and we avoid all sorts of harassment to civilians," Rana added.

During training, soldiers are trained to deal with abandoned objects like pressure cooker, doll, radio set, tiffin and suitcase can be used as lethal explosives and how troops need to detect and neutralize. (ANI)

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