Militancy under control in Kashmir, claims CRPF IG
Security forces have been able to control militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, claims a senior officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).india Updated: Feb 15, 2014 20:03 IST
Security forces have been able to control militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, claims a senior officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Speaking in Srinagar, CRPF inspector general Pankaj Kumar Singh said: "It is success of the security forces. We had said that there was militancy and militant movement, but due to stepped up activities and vigilance of the security forces, we have been able to control them."
"We had said in the later part of 2013 that intelligence input indicated that there would be stepped up militant activity. Accordingly, J&K police, CRPF and security forces took adequate steps, as you could see no major militancy-related incidence took place in the last two months."
Meanwhile, two militants were killed in a fierce gun battle with security forces in Shopian District on February 13.
The Kashmir region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades.
Militants have been frequently attacking security bases in Kashmir since the 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars.
The Himalayan region is one of the world's most militarised zones, with India deploying more than 1.3 million troops to quell the rebellion that triggered off in 1989.
First Published: Feb 15, 2014 20:01 IST