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Jammu KashmirNumber of militants in J&K negligible now: Rajnath

Number of militants in J&K negligible now: Rajnath


Baramulla, June 16: Union Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said that militants used to come in large numbers but as of now their number has come down to a large extent and is negligible now. He said credit for the diminishing number of militants goes to security polices including police force.

Singh arrived on a two-day visit to and . Addressing soldiers in the border town of Uri, Singh said that neighboring country continues its efforts to foment trouble in Kashmir but “soldiers have always thwarted such designs.”

“Earlier, major activities related to militancy were being witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir but there is a significant decline in such acts,” he said.

The Defence Minister said that there is no need to tell what kind of nefarious acts “our neighboring country is indulging in.” “Every day incidents happen because of them. Militants s used to come in large numbers earlier but now it has remained negligible too and it's credit goes directly to the Army, BSF, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police and whom I myself congratulate,” he said.

“We have upgraded our fencing capabilities that cutting it would be very difficult now,” he said. Praising army for protecting the borders, Singh said: “I want to tell soldiers that the whole country trusts you because you are always ready to face any enemy.”

Singh was briefed on the existing ceasefire agreement on the LoC, development works on field fortifications, counter infiltration grid, operational preparedness and Army-citizen connect in border areas. “Upon his arrival at 15 Corps HQs, Singh was briefed by the GOC 15 Corps on the overall security situation prevalent on Line of Control and the hinterland.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.


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