Army Chief General Bipin Rawat apprises Jammu and Kashmir Governor of recent state, Army conflicts

The Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat today met the Jammu and Kashmir Governor, NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan in Jammu to brief him about law and order situation in the state.

Sources say General Rawat will also brief NN Vohra about the clashes witnessed during the Srinagar and Anantnag bypolls. He will be discussing troops deployment on the Line of Control (LoC) from Poonch-Rajouri in Jammu to Kupwara in Kashmir, apart from enlisting the counter-insurgency measures the Army is undertaking.

Among several matters, one is believed to be the recent stone-pelting incidents involving the troops deployed in bypoll duty.

ARMY TO RESUME OPERATIONS IN J-K

Police sources said that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 155 terror attacks between October 2016 and March 2017. Infiltration attempts rose to 371 in 2016, from over 121 in 2015 and 222 in 2014.

According to sources, more than 50 infiltration attempts had been made by terrorists from Line and Control(LoC) and about 200 kilometers International Border of Jammu up till February this year.

Reports from central intelligence states that most of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen militants are using the hills connecting Pakistan with Poonch, Rajouri, Bandipore, Baramulla, Ganderbal and Srinagar for their cross-border movement.

Army, Special Operation Group(SOG) and CRPF will now commence secure-operations in Kashmir, which had been halted due to the bypolls.

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