Vicious games are still being played from across the IB/LOC but here are men in Olive greens and Khakis are standing steadfast and not a quarter would be given!
– ‘Terrorism is adamant. Fight against it requires endurance, specific Counter-terrorism, Intelligence and swift operations. The Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police and security forces are on the button in all these aspects’
‘The intelligence reports and the local sources had been telling for a prolonged period of time now that there was plenty of activity taking place on the other side of the LOC, especially so in the relocated terror camps. The sources were vehement that despite the cease fire the terror camps were active and that certainly meant that they were there for a reason and what else could be the reason other than infiltration. And that is the precise reason that infiltration bids have increased said a report which emerged in the last week of May 2021 with Pakistan pushing militants and smugglers into Indian territory to spread terrorism as well as grow illegal drug and arms trade.’
-‘A few did try but met their nemeses either on the LOC itself or in the hinterland but there are all the chances that more could have made their way and got into the burrows as deadly snakes but never mind they would be taken out if not today then definitely tomorrow as the case has been in the past and it has now become a routine affair but the guard cannot be loosened up and that was what DGP Jammu and Kashmir Police as trying to tell on his visit to Kishtwar/Udhampur.’
-‘Obviously cannot be because going by the latest trends it seems that then from the dark and gray countryside are trying to create disturbance with the active help from across the borders but so far their attempts have been diffused by some round the clock stunning action but the other side of the coin says though everything seems to be under control yet something is happening which has to be taken care of and it is being!’
-‘A month or so back GOC-in-C 15 Corps Lieutenant General had said that the first priority of the army is always conventional training rather than the counter-insurgency operations or counter-infiltration operations. He had also added that the counter-insurgency operations have a secondary role for the army as the army in the region for the aid and assistance of the police and the civil administration. Our first priority is conventional training, conventional deployment and conventional focus. Wherever police need us for any kind of operation we are joining them. Ceasefire or no ceasefire, our eyes are set on our enemy. We are ready to face any misadventure be that along the LoC or in the hinterland. We are ready to respond at every level effectively.’
-‘This was a huge statement made because the specific role of the army is to take on the enemy outside or within but it carried a lot of significance. Therefore it is the Police and the paramilitary forces who have to move in now with more ferocity and magnetic focus!
The instructions are clear, do not fear those who operate in the shadows!
The reports at the end of May 2021 clearly said, Punjab frontier in India saw a maximum of 23 infiltration bids, followed by Jammu (10), Rajasthan (5) and one each through Kashmir and Gujarat. Of the 40 infiltration attempts, the BSF foiled 23 and also apprehended 17 Pakistan-based infiltrators while trying to enter into Indian territory illegally. It is pertinent to mention that these infiltration attempts were orchestrated by Pakistan’s ISI at a time when the whole world has been passing through Covid-19 pandemic hitting humanity as well as the economy at its worst phase ever. India shares about 200 km of international border (IB) with Pakistan from Punjab up to what is known as the Chicken’s Neck area near Jammu. After that there is 720 km of Line of Control (LOC) up to Ladakh.
Therefore the role of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the paramilitary forces gets enlarged. Over the years fighting the terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir the Police has become a battle hardened unit and have given a great account of themselves and in the last so many operations they have always come out on top. In the recent one at Rajouri the information dug out was spot, the terrorists had been tracked their exact location and this was followed by some superlative action in which terrorists were eliminated and this gives a considerable reason to believe that if two were in the Pir Panjals there could be more also.
DGP Dilbag Singh along with ADGP Mukesh Sigh and DIG Doda-Kishtwar Range Udhay Bhaskar Billa held a security meet and present in the august gathering were commander 9 Sector RR Brig. Pranab Mishra, DC Kishtwar Shri Ashok Sharma, SSP Kishtwar Shri Shafqat Hussain, CO 11 RR Shri Shashu Pal, CO 17 RR Shri Ameya Chiplunker, CO 26 RR Shri Joseph Christy, CO CISF 7th Reserve Bn. Shri Anand Saxena, Dy. CO CRPF 52 Bn. Shri Anil Sharma, Addl. SP Kishtwar Shri Rajinder Singh, Dy. CO IR 22 Bn. Shri V. K. Bhat and other senior officers. This was a high profile security meet where the discussions centered around the security issues keeping in mind that Independence Day was just a few days from now. The minutes of the meeting went something like this:
At the very outset, the DGP appreciated J&K Police and other security forces including intelligence wings for arresting two terrorists immediately after their joining in the terror ranks.
He stressed continued pressure on terrorists/ OGWs to further consolidate peace and directed the officers to stay focused on the assigned responsibilities. He directed the officers to maintain surveillance on the support system of terrorists.
He further said that anti national elements always look for opportunity to foment trouble in the peaceful areas and added that Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army, CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) has always given befitting reply to the Pakistan sponsored terrorism and will continue doing so.
He exhorted officers to keep good work going with sincere efforts and be alert while performing duties to thwart any evil designs of the anti-national forces.
The DGP directed for conducting joint CASOs Cordon and Search Operations) in forest areas.
He directed the officers to intensify the anti-terror operations so that remaining active terrorists in the district are tracked down.
It has been thirty years now since the seek, destroy and annihilation missions began in Jammu and Kashmir and so far terrorists have achieved nothing as one after another they kicked the bucket. This at least the Kashmiri youth should understand now. There has to be a limit to everything and I think the saturation point is brimming. Most have realized that there is nothing one can achieve with a gun in hand but still a few believe that they can work wonders with it. That is profound stupidity and I think there is no dearth of examples as regards this.
Before I close this one I will tell the Kashmiri kids who have taken up the gun that they are going nowhere. Hideouts are fine but they will be trapped or ambushed and when the men in camouflages sit in an ambush waiting for the prey, they win it and the band of terror mongers lose it in the first few seconds, with the outcome often decided in the very first burst of fire. It has happened plenty of times in fact every time almost day after day! So why get the bullets pumped into your fragile skins just for nothing? The cause, I will still maintain that it was absurd and Pakistan used the kids of Kashmir as a waste material. Kissing the weapon is the worst infatuation one can have!
Killing innocent people in the name of God is the highest insult to God. But this the men in Pakistan do not realize and it is rather befuddling that sane heads here in Jammu and Kashmir do not force it upon the kids of taken the wrong roads that they have taken lead only one way and that is self destruction and a sure fire premature end examples of this are in tens of thousands. The Police are always there to help the youth but if they take up a gun and go on a killing spree, they have to be shot down and that is what is happening!