Can’t reduce alertness in Jammu and Kashmir given mistrust with Pakistan: Army Chief Naravane
Chief of the Army Staff General M.M. Naravane on Thursday stated there was no room to decrease guard, given the mistrust with Pakistan, and any troop discount in Jammu and Kashmir was topic to enchancment in the bottom scenario.
“There can be no room to drop guard as far as security is concerned. There have been decades of mistrust with Pakistan. If ceasefire violations continue, we are alert. We cannot in anyway reduce alert and preparedness [in J&K],” Gen. Naravane stated throughout an interplay with chosen TV channels in Srinagar.
The Army Chief, who met high Army brass right here to assessment the safety, stated any troop discount in J&K “would depend on the ground situation and threat perception”.
“A ceasefire is in place. This is a dynamic process depending on the threat perceptions. If the situation permits, then we do pull out troops from active deployments,” he was quoted as saying by a TV channel.
‘Sense of normalcy’
The scenario had proven enchancment in Kashmir. “There have been a very few militant activities, pelting of stones. It indicates a sense of normalcy. People also want same and it’s happy thing. After a long time, we have reached to the level where peace prevails. My message to youth is if there is peace, we can have development. Shun this path or violence and embrace the future,” he stated.
The onus was additionally on Pakistan to reduce their actions. “For peace in the Valley, the onus lies on the militant groups and sympathisers. We are doing all possible things for peace,” he asserted. The Army was additionally ready to assist organise the upcoming Amarnath yatra, he added.