Union govt supports army chief’s statement ‘dirty war in JK calls for innovation’

Srinagar

After the support lent by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat for Major Leetul Gogoi, the union government on Monday agreed with the former’s statement that ‘the dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir calls for innovation’.

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter to express the govt’s backing on the issue.

“Totally agree with #IndianArmy chief’s statement that the dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir calls for innovation,” Naidu tweeted while quoting a news daily article.

Army chief Rawat on Sunday supported Major Gogoi, and said such “innovative ways are required to counter the dirty war” underway in Kashmir.

Indicating his firm approach to counter the insurgency, Gen Rawat said Army would take steps, which would break the clutches of militancy in south Kashmir.

Rawat added that the situation prevalent in Kashmir makes it mandatory for the Army to resort to tough measures.

Major Gogoi was in the spotlight after a video shot during the April 9 Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls, posted on the social media, showed a man tied on the bonnet of an Army jeep in Budgam.

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