With Army contemplating to open the roads in Kashmir, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief northern Command, Lt Gen D S Hooda is arriving in Kashmir on Friday and is scheduled to address a press conference, besides meeting Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti.
A top Army official privy to developments, told Greater Kashmir, that in view of escalating Kashmir situation, Lt Gen Hooda will address the media on Friday afternoon. "He is also scheduled to meet Chief Minister," the senior Army officer said adding that Army will go ahead with the opening of highways. "Since start of unrest Army commander has not spoken."
Pertinently, General Officer Commanding, 15 Corps, Lt General Satish Dua Thursday said that Army convoys would be plying during the day from Friday.
His statement came a day after two soldiers and a policeman were killed in an attack on Army convoy in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.
The senior Army officer said that Army will speak about the strategy of Army for opening of roads and anti-militancy operations. "Since the killing of Hizb militant Burhan Wani (on July 8), the security forces have not carried out any anti-militancy operation in hinterland. However, the Army has foiled some infiltration bids along Line of Control in frontier districts of Kupwara and Baramulla," he said adding that stalled anti-militancy operation are becoming worrisome.