Army personnel deployed at Siachen, LoC polled as service voters

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Srinagar: The Indian Army troops deployed in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday polled as service voters amid the Lok Sabha elections in the country.

A defence spokesman in a statement said that Election Commission of India 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 the post.

“The soldiers enthusiastically cast their votes for parliamentary elections; exhibiting the strength of the democratic process,” the spokesman added.