The Indian Army has given a ‘strong warning’ to terrorists in Kashmir that anyone who picks up the gun will be eliminated, unless they surrender. The storng reaction comes after more than 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama on February 14. Within 100 hours of the attack, the army have eliminated three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leaders, including Kamran the chief operations commander, who were behind the terror attack.
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In a press conference in Srinagar, Kashmir, the Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon said there is 100 per cent involvement of the Pakistan Army as the terrorist group, JeM, is its brainchild. The Lt. Gen said the terror group was being controlled by the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He said the army has been at the heels of the JeM’s top leadership ever since the February 14 attack.
Dhillon said “The attack was carried out by JeM and it has been controlled by Pakistan with the support of the ISI and the Pakistan Army. The local top commanders, most of them Pakistanis, who were in charge of controlling, coordinating, fabricating and execution of this operation were the people of the JeM in the Valley.”
In regards to the February 14 attack, the Lt. Gen said the type of intensity had never happened before. According to experts, about 50 to 70 kilograms of RDX had been used in the attack.
Once again, the army has appealed to the people of Kashmir to persuade their sons not to join militant ranks and outfits.
“I would like to tell the parents of the Kashmiri youth, especially the mothers, to request their sons who have joined terrorism to surrender and return to the mainstream,” said the Lt. Gen Dhillon.