Se­cu­rity forces fo­cus on elim­i­nat­ing Jaish

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ise mil­i­tants, Ved said. The Army, CRPF and J&K Po­lice have acted in a co­or­di­nated man­ner in Kash­mir and have been able to kill about 200 mil­i­tants, in­clud­ing top mil­i­tant com­man­ders this year. Ved said that Mehmood was the main brain be­hind mo­ti­vat­ing and or­gan­is­ing sui­cide squads to carry out at­tacks in Kash­mir, adding that his killing has de­mor­alised the en­tire Jaish net­work in the val­ley and will force other mem­bers of his or­gan­i­sa­tion to look for cover as the se­cu­rity forces were elim­i­nat­ing them in a sys­tem­atic man­ner. He said that Pak­istan has now been pro­vid­ing US-made M4 ri­fles to mil­i­tants and claimed hav­ing re­ports of such weapons with mil­i­tants in South Kash­mir. Muneer Ah­mad Khan, in­spec­tor gen­eral of po­lice, Kash­mir range, told this news­pa­per that the Jaish was a new se­cu­rity chal­lenge and that “they were work­ing on the ground to elim­i­nate their main com­man­ders”. He said that the fo­cus of all anti-mil­i­tancy op­er­a­tions is to “break the back of Jaish” as “they are plan­ning deadly sui­cide at­tacks in Kash­mir”. He said that the re­cently killed Pak­istani na­tional in a gun­fight at Sam­boora in South Kas­mir was a top Jaish arms trainer in the val­ley. He fur­ther said that it was a huge suc­cess when they elim­i­nated three Jaish mil­i­tants in the Aglar vil­lage of Pul­wama district, in­clud­ing Maulana Ma­sood Azhar’s nephew, Talha Rashid. Army Chief Gen­eral Bipin Rawat had re­cently said that “Op­er­a­tion All- Out” will con­tinue in Kash­mir till the last mil­i­tant is elim­i­nated, adding that anti-mil­i­tancy op­er­a­tions will not stop even af­ter Gov­ern­ment of In­dia has de­cided to hold a sus­tained di­a­logue with all shades of opin­ion, in­clud­ing sep­a­ratists, in Kash­mir. S.P. Ved has said that mil­i­tancy and the erup­tion of protests have been con­tained.

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