Over 20 students from Jammu and Kashmir visited the Southern Naval Command as part of national educational tour being conducted by the Indian Army under “Operation Sadbhavana.”

The 23 students, hailing from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, study at the Iqbal Islamia Model High school there.

They will also visit a warship here, a naval press release said.

Their two teachers and personnel from 322 Air Defence Regiment of the Indian Army are accompanying the students.

The students, who arrived here on January 26, also interacted with Vice Admiral K. N. Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command.

“The tour takes the students to Agra, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Bangalore, Delhi and Udhampur and is intended to expose them to the diversity and progress the nation has achieved,” the release said.

“Operation Sadbhavana” was launched by the Indian Army in 1998 in Jammu and Kashmir to integrate the people of the State to the national mainstream.

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