Terror attacks do not suggest resurgence of militancy: Army

Srinagar, Apr 7: Army on Tuesday said there were lessons to be learnt from Monday's militant attacks in Kashmir that claimed lives of three policemen, but dismissed suggestions that militancy in the Valley was resurging.

Though it admitted that activity in the militant launching pads across the LoC has increased.


"There are lessons which we learn from such incidents... The various agencies will investigate it so that the people behind these attacks are brought to book," General Officer Commanding of 15 Corps Lt General Subrata Saha told reporters on the sidelines of a function.

He said the policemen were unarmed and attending to a normal civil case when the militants attacked them.

"We offer our deep condolences to the families of these brave cops," he said.

Replying to a question, Lt Gen Saha said the spurt in militant attacks cannot be termed as resurgence or revival of militancy in the Valley.

"It would be resurgence of militancy had it come to zero," he added.

Asked about revocation of the controversial AFSPA from Kashmir, the Army officer said the matter was being discussed by the state government and the Centre.

"Let them decide on it... we will do our job," he said.

Lt Gen Saha said there were around 200 militants active in the Valley but intelligence inputs suggest that activity in the launching pads across the Line of Control has increased.

"The upper heights along the LoC are still covered by snow but it has started melting in lower reaches. We have to be more vigilant along the LoC to thwart any attempts of infiltration.

"According to inputs, there has been a typical increase seen at this time of the year in the number of people at launch pads," he said.


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