As the BJP and PDP parted their ways leading to Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army chief General Bipin Rawat reiterated that there is no political interference in so far as anti-terror operations are concerned.
General Rawat said that Army had halted operations during Ramzan but now the operations will go on as they used to earlier.
Earlier today, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six months with immediate effect.
It is said that the Ramzan ceasefire got initiated at the insistence of PDP but the BJP finally decided to end the ceasefire as the response was poorer than expected.
The latter argued that the separatists were handed several opportunities but failed.
The decision was taken after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, he added.
Rawat had visited forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, reviewed the security situation along the frontier as well as in the hinterland.
He also visited slain Army jawan Aurangzeb’s family in Salani, Poonch.
The Army Chief commended the synergy between all security agencies and civil administration in Jammu and Kashmir, it was said.>