Security situation in Kashmir is stable: Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai

Srinagar, The General Officer Commanding of Army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lieutenant General Rajiv Ghai on Sunday said that the security situation in Kashmir is stable.

“All measures have been taken to keep the security situation stable in Kashmir ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls this year”, Lt General Ghai said on the sidelines of the felicitation ceremony of Kargil War veterans at General Bipin Rawat Stadium in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Asked about the situation ahead of the Assembly polls to be held in Jammu and Kashmir during this year, he said “all measures have been taken to keep it stable”.

In reply to another question about the figures of foreign militants suggested by the Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain on Saturday who are active in J&K and the focus of terrorism has shifted from resident to foreign, the GoC said, “Numbers suggested by DGP is a fact. How security agencies are dealing with them (foreign terrorists) is quite evident.”

He said “all operations being carried out are a progress for the security forces to maintain the peace and stability”.

Lt General Ghai said that the “situation on the borders was stable.” “To keep the situation on the borders stable, whatever needs are there, all measures are being taken by the security agencies”, he said.

On the recent successful anti-militancy operation in South Kashmir, where the longest surviving Lashkar-e-Taiba commander was killed, the GoC said that “every anti-militancy operation is a success for the security forces and progress ahead.”

Earlier, the GoC said that war veterans of Kargil War were celebrated on the occasion. He said in Kargil War the Himalayan regiment of the army gave a befitting reply to the enemy in Kargil during the war.

He said the troops are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Kargil Diwas this year and it is a pride for all of us.

Lt General Ghai said many war veterans were honoured during the function to remember the Kargil War during this function.