Situation under control in Kashmir Valley says Indian

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 17, 2017

"The Indian Army takes action against them", he continued.

Asked whether there was any change in enthusiasm of Kashmiri youth on joining army after killing of Lt Umar Fayaz, GoC said no change has been seen.

A top army commander in Kashmir on Saturday termed the attack on Amarnath yatris in which seven pilgrims were killed as "one reversal" and said the situation in Valley was under control. "We will continue to target militants and our operations will continue", GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu told reporters on sidelines of passing out parade of 251 army recruits at JAKLI Regimental centre, here. So, I am not anxious about the situation getting bad or alarming.The situation will remain under control. The situation will remain under control. "In fact, the assessment is that we will continue improving the situation", GoC said.

He said thousands of youths had turned up for recruitment rallies conducted by the Army in February, March and April. On Zahoor Ahmad Thakur, a soldier in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, who went missing with his service weapon, Sandhu said there was no confirmation of him joining militant ranks. Wherever we've got concrete evidence against soldiers, action has been taken.

The youth of Kashmir is desirous of earning a livelihood and remains ready to grab the opportunity, he said.

Asked about media reports that 25 militants had managed to infiltrate from across the border into Poonch district of Jammu region and are heading towards south Kashmir, the Army officer said: "Poonch is not with me and I do not know whether this is a correct input or not". "My prayers are with them", he said.

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