The changed face of militancy in the Kashmir Valley has led the Army to “completely review” its anti-infiltration and counter-insurgency strategies to tackle among other things the growing trend of youths, even educated ones, gravitating towards militant outfits.
The likely attempts from across the border to again push in militants are also being factored by the Army in its new approach.
With reports suggesting that nearly 50 youths have joined militant ranks this year, Lt Gen Subrata Saha, General Officer in Command of prestigious 15 Corps is a worried man.
“I will not like to get into numbers. What bothers me is that if any youth is joining the terror group, it is disturbing. And, if educated youth are joining, it is a cause of more concern to all of us,” Gen Saha told PTI.
2015 Kashmir Despatch