Sources from srinagar stated that the recruitment drive for a Territorial Army Battalion in srinagar received an overwhelming response with 6,500 youth from Jammu and Kashmir participating in it. Meanwhile the four day drive was organized by the Army to shortlist youth for 162 infantry battalion and the army said that as many as 550 youth had been shortlisted.
When talking to reporters, Commanding Officer RR Sharma said "Today is the fourth and the last day of the screening of the youth of south Kashmir for 162 infantry battalion. So far we have received an overwhelming response with close to 6,500 youth having appeared for screening in the physical." He added "Out of that, we have shortlisted as many as 550. Thereafter they will go in for written examination. Then the merit list will be prepared and they will be inducted into 162 Territorial Army”.
Moreover the young men also came from remote areas of Kashmir to participate in the rally. "We have many candidates from Anantnag, Pulwama, and Shopian. He said “This shows enthusiasm among the youth of south Kashmir to join the Indian Army, and it a very good sign”. Perhaps the participants praised the drive and said they want to be inducted into the army as it is the most disciplined in the world. Accordingly another youth said he wanted to join the india Army as it is the most disciplined force in the world.