Indian govt criticised for marking 2016 cross-border attack

An Indian army soldier explaining how an AK-47 assault rifle works to National Cadet Corps members during Parakram Parv celebrations in the central Indian city of Bhopal on Sept 29. The celebrations mark the second anniversary of an attack by the Ind
An Indian army soldier explaining how an AK-47 assault rifle works to National Cadet Corps members during Parakram Parv celebrations in the central Indian city of Bhopal on Sept 29. The celebrations mark the second anniversary of an attack by the Indian army on terrorist camps in Pakistan-held Kashmir in 2016.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Backdrops for taking selfies, weapons and medicines recovered from terrorists, arms and ammunition used by the Indian army, videos of soldiers in action, and a gala concert to top it all off.

These were among the highlights at a three-day event last month to mark the second anniversary of an attack by the Indian army on terrorist camps in Pakistan-held Kashmir in 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2018, with the headline 'Indian govt criticised for marking 2016 cross-border attack'. Print Edition | Subscribe