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Soldiers deployed at Siachen, along LoC cast votes as service voters

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Braving severe weather conditions and undeterred by ceasefire violations, soldiers deployed at the and along the in Thursday cast their votes as service voters, a defence said here.

"The troops deployed at the and along the LoC in J-K fulfilled their duty of being responsible citizens by participating in the democratic process," he said.

The said in a first-of-its-kind initiatives, the provided the facility to the troops deployed in far-flung, remote and inhospitable terrain to download their ballot papers online, vote and forward the ballot papers to their respective electoral returning officers through post.

The said the soldiers cast their votes for the parliamentary elections, exhibiting the strength of the democratic process.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:15 IST