Army braces for a ‘hot summer’ in J&K, takes step for counter-infiltration, anti-terror operations

Bracing for “a hot summer” in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the Army is taking several steps ranging from a stronger counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control and coordinated anti-terror operations in the hinterland to better crowd-control measures and induction of advanced mine-protected vehicles and other specialized equipment in trouble-spots.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat has also appealed to “misguided” youth in the Kashmir Valley to join the mainstream by shunning violence, which comes amid the raging controversy over soldiers trussing up a civilian on their jeep’s bonnet as “a human shield” while rescuing over a dozen policemen and election officials from a stone-pelting mob in Budgam on April 9.  Read more


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