Lt General Bhatt said that they will step up anti militancy operations ahead of elections for achieving peace. “We will do our best for this and will be continuously conducting counter terrorist operations against terrorists. In present or any situation, it’s the duty of Indian Army to diffuse terrorist organizations and we will continue doing so”, he said.
The GOC said that elections are best for empowerment of people and hoped people will take part in it. “Elections are the best empowerment for the people at grass root level and I believe people will participate in the elections”, he said.
On the growing number of terrorists, Lt Gen Bhatt said that it is a cause of concern but said of late it has started decreasing. “Recruitment of local terrorists is an area of concern for us but it has been decreasing. As per last reports, it has decreased and I believe it will further decrease in future”, he said.
The Corps Commander thanked the security forces and administration for successful Amarnath Yatra. “I am thankful to the security forces, administration and the locals for the successful of Amarnath yatra this year”, he said.
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