Stone pelting in Kashmir on decline:Army chief
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said that stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir have almost ended, and that the militants are being successfully dealt with by the Indian Army.
Rawat was in Ghazipur to attend a function.
On the question of stone-pelting incidents, he said such incidents have almost ended because of the army’s actions.
“The stone-pelting has almost ended, because we have been successful in ending their operation,” he told reporters.
He assured that the situation in Kashmir is comparatively better now, and may not demand a surgical strike in near future.
“The condition in Kashmir is improving if you compare it with the situation during January and February. People there have understood that surgical strikes only end up disrupting the lives,” told General Rawat.
Responding to the question of regular militant attacks in Kashmir, Rawat told reporters that the army was conducting successful operations to curb the menace, and would continue to do so in future.
“If we work successfully, peace will prevail,” he added.
On the question of resolving issues through talks, Rawat said, “The talks are being carried out by the political leadership and the diplomats. We act according to the orders we receive.”