Former Indian army general says army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

A former army general has said the army had created an environment to resolve Kashmir but the elected governments failed to find any solution to the vexed issue.

Lt Gen (Retd) H S Panag, who was posted as GOC of the army’s Northern Command, Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, wrote in The Print that the “unpopular coalition government could not provide the healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.”

In his column, Panag claimed both the insurgents and the government have a political aim and evolve a political strategy, which drives their military strategy.

“Both strive to win the hearts and minds of the people to garner their support,” he said.

“The current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the Valley, is a classic example of our dithering political strategy,” he wrote in the article. Read More

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