Army may take backseat in anti-militancy operations

Army may take backseat in anti-militancy operations

By NOOR-UL-QAMRAIN | Srinagar | 11 November, 2017
The Army will slowly take a backseat in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, as the Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police is being provided with all the required training and modern equipment to deal directly with militants in the state.

The Army will slowly take a backseat in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, as the Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police is being provided with all the required training and modern equipment to deal directly with militants in the state, highly placed sources told this newspaper. 

After “Operation All Out” is over in South Kashmir, the Army, especially the Victor Force, with headquarters at Awantipora, would only monitor the situation and help the police along with security forces to go for anti-militancy operations in South Kashmir, the sources said. Reports said that the SOG wing of J&K Police is currently getting all the training required for taking over operations on their own and Government of India has already sanctioned Rs 500 crore for the purchase of bullet proof vehicles, bullet proof vests and head gear for all the cops who are involved in anti-militancy operations on the ground. 

At a recent high-level meeting, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had not only praised J&K Police for fighting militants on the ground, but also indicated that in future, SOG, along with CRPF, would go for anti-militancy operations and the Army would be requested to help only in those anti-militancy operations where they face stiff resistance from militants. Army has been used as a frontal force to combat militancy in South Kashmir post Burhan Wani protests.

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Dear voters, it is the business cycle which was on downturn, something had to be done to revive it. It serves many purposes, we bring in cpf and police and justify their being key players in internal security under MHA, hence the fact that Def forces are being trimmed can be further justified and last but not the least the national security insurance company Indian army is always there to pay the price for all the fall outs where the govt will take credit of taking firm action. Chit bhi meri pat bhi meri.... A amen. Master stroke. And political parties need militants to pump in billions in J and K. It lines all pockets. The agenda needs to be kept alive aka simmering at all times to meet any political crisis.

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