About 170 ultras active in Valley: Army

About 170 ultras active in Valley: Army

About 170 ultras active in Valley: Army

Amid political uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir over the formation of new government, the Army on Wednesday claimed that less than 200 militants were active in the Valley at present.

“About 160 to 170 militants are operational in the Kashmir valley at present while more infiltration attempts are being made at the LoC,” General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Kashmir-based 15-Corps Lt General Subrata Saha told reporters on the sidelines of a function in volatile Sopore town of north Kashmir.

He said the Army was fully prepared to face any kind of situation on ground and is ready to foil any attempts aimed at disrupting peace in the region. “Despite winter, militants are trying to infiltrate but army is keeping a close vigil on borders to foil any infiltration bid,” the GOC said. General Saha didn’t rule out the possibility of fidayeen attacks like the one carried in border town Uri earlier this month in which 11 security personnel, including a Lt Colonel, were killed.

“Militants are trying to disrupt peace but the security forces are fully equipped to cope up with the situation,” he maintained.

The general refused to comment over the issue of revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), saying, “It is a political one and its solution would be evolved politically.”

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