Amidst the concerns being expressed on tensions in Jammu and Kashmir region, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that Islamic radicalisation was a global phenomenon. He also blamed the social media for propagation of the menace. General Rawat told media persons that the security situation was improving in the Kashmir Valley.
The Army chief’s comments have come after he reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on the latest operations and overall security scenario including the Line of Control. Responding to a question about the security situation in Kashmir, General Rawat said that the recent trends suggested that terrorists were frustrated at the intensity of the operations carried by the forces. “Security situation in Kashmir valley is improving. What is happening, just shows the frustration of terrorists,” General Rawat said.
With regard to NIA raids on separatist leaders in Kashmir Valley, General 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.”