170 Militants Active in Kashmir: Lt Gen Saha

KL Report


Army on Wednesday while cautioning more militant attack in future said around 170 militants are operational in Kashmir valley at present.

According to KNS, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army’s 15 Corps Lt General Subrata Saha while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in North Kashmir said that the army is fully prepared to face any kind of situation on ground and is ready foil any attempts that would be aimed to disrupt peace in the region.

He maintained that the militants were trying to infiltrate at present but army is keeping close vigil on borders to foil any infiltration bid of the militants. General Saha added that the attacks that were carried in Mahura, Uri in the starting of this month could be carried in future as well as the militants are trying to disrupt peace in J&K. He remarked further that the security forces are fully equipped to cope up with the situation.

Claiming that 160 to 170 militants are operational in Kashmir valley at present, General Saha said more infiltration attempts are being made at LoC. Hoping that the new government would be formed at the earliest, GOC said peoples’ issues would be resolved once the formation of new government takes the final shape.

While refusing to comment over the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), he said the issue is a political one and its solution would be evolved politically.


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