Situation in Kashmir Improving: Army Chief

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that situation in the Kashmir valley is improving and the Army is performing its task.

The army chief’s comments came after he recently reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir during his visit to the state.

“Security situation in Kashmir valley is improving. What is happening, just shows the frustration of militants,” General Rawat was quoted as saying by a news agency.

The army head also said Jammu and Kashmir government, police and administration were concerned, and trying to ensure that people are weaned away.

Regarding the NIA raids and the subsequent arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir and elsewhere, Gen Rawat said, “In Kashmir, we are following the government’s approach. The NIA raids are part of it. Whatever success is achieved, will emerge in future.”

On the question of resuming dialogue with Pakistan, the Army chief said, “The military has a task and we will continue to perform that task. The decision on any talks has to be decided politically.”

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