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Political initiatives and military operations must go together
1/17/2019 8:05:28 PM
The Army deployed on the LOC and the BSF, guarding the IB, besides troops deployed within the state of Jammu and Kashmir are in favour of political initiative but they want that peace may not be further derailed if these political initiatives are imnplementged. That the Army, deployed within Jammu and Kashmir, and on the India-Pak border in the northern state are not opposed to any political initiative but with the commitment of the Government that political initiatives be coupled with continued military operations against the militants Gen. Rawat is of the view that as a result of continued operations against the militants more than 221 militants were killed in 2017. And the Army will not rest on its laurels but continue to carry out military operations against the militants. Talks are a welcome but military operations against militants supported by Pakistan are a must to end terrorism. The Army Chief does not want to seek from Pakistan end to export of terror and once the Indian troopos carry out sound military operations against terrorists, Pakistan may have to revise its policy and the latest success the Army received was in the shape of killing of six militants, belonging to Jash-e-Mohammad. These six were part of the suicidal squad of the militant outfit and were being tasked to carry out a major incident of violence in the shape of armed attack on the stations or pickets or convoys of police, security forces. This success of the security forces has been achieved in Uri sector which is quite close to the LOC. Gen Rawat is not against any political initiative but wants the Political initiative must go "hand in hand" with military operations in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure peace, , and Gen Rawat has favoured ramping up the military offensive to pile up heat on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism in the state. General Rawat said the armed forces operating in the state cannot be passive spectators of the fluid situation and must evolve new strategies and tactics to deal with the situation, which he feels is "marginally" better since he took over a year ago. The Army Chief believes that there was room for ramping up heat on Pakistan to cut the flow of cross-border terror activities, clearly indicating that the Army will continue its policy of hot pursuit in dealing with militancy. The political initiative and all the other initiatives must go simultaneously hand in hand and only if the security forces and the Government function in synergy, lasting peace in Kashmir is possible. It has to be a politico-military approach that we have to adopt, No need to resolve the dispute either by the interlocutors or by mediators because talks could begin with separatists and Pakistan provided there is no end to military operations.
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