Joint military operations in J&K will wipe out militancy : BJP

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Jammu, Oct 23 (UNI) The BJP today suggested India and Pakistan should conduct joint military exercises to wipe out militancy from Jammu and Kashmir, and destroy the terrorist training camps on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC).

Talking to mediapersons after his arrival this morning, BJP President Rajnath Singh proposed that both the neighbouring countries should carry out joint military operations to eradicate terrorism from the region.

He further asserted that if Pakistan had any apprehension, the military exercises could be conducted under the supervision of international agencies.

The BJP leader expressed his opposition to the demand for demilitarisation in strife-stricken Jammu and Kashmir, being raised from some political corners. He, however, emphasised the requirement for five to ten times more deployment of forces to check infiltration and restore peace in the state.

Owing to the infighting among the allies, Mr Singh said, ''Congress-led governments in Centre as well as in Jammu and Kashmir are on ventilators, and can fail any time.'' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said, ''should decide whether to continue or quit the office if he was not getting proper support of the alliance.'' UNI

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