Security situation improving in Kashmir: Bipin Rawat

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Srinagar

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said the security situation in Kashmir was improving.

The army chief’s comments came after he recently reviewed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir during his visit to the state.

“Security situation in Kashmir valley is improving. What is happening, just shows the frustration of militants,” General Rawat was quoted as saying by a news agency.

He also said that the radicalisation was a global phenomenon and it was being done through social media. “Radicalization is taking place. It is a worldwide phenomenon and we are addressing it seriously,” he said.

The army head also said Jammu and Kashmir government, police and administration were concerned, and trying to ensure that people are weaned away.

Regarding the NIA raids and the subsequent arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir and elsewhere, Gen Rawat said, “In Kashmir, we are following the government’s approach. The NIA raids are part of it. Whatever success is achieved, will emerge in future.”

On the question of resuming dialogue with Pakistan, the Army chief said, “The military has a task and we will continue to perform that task. Decision on any talks has to be decided politically.”

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