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Armed forces contributed to healthcare in militancy-hit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former said today that the services of the armed forces were used in to win the trust of people when militancy was at its peak in in the early 1990s.

Speaking at a programme where Jammu and Kashmir N N Vohra was honoured with 'Sant Namdeo National Award', said the rural areas of then militancy-hit faced a shortage of and skilled to repair trucks and tractors.

The had to deploy a number of from the armed forces to repair tractors and help farmers and medicos from the Armed Forces Corps, the said.

Pawar, who the between 1991 and 1993, said Vohra was the then and he played a critical role in ensuring the task was completed successfully.

He added that soliders in plain clothes were also deployed in villages of during that time. "This helped win people's trust," said.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 22:35 IST