30,000 troops withdrawn from Kashmir

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New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony today said that the Centre has withdrawn nearly 30,000 troops from Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking to reporters here, Antony said: "Two Army divisions comprising around 30,000 troops have been moved out of Kashmir due to improvement in the situation there."

Antony made the announcement just days after Home Minister P Chidambaram informed the Parliament, that troop reduction in Jammu and Kashmir was on the cards considering improvement in the overall security situation there.

Chidambaram has said that India would withdraw a significant number of troops from Kashmir due to sharp fall in militancy in the restive Himalayan region. (ANI)

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