GOC welcomes Home Minister ’s statement

Publish Date: Nov 25 2012 12:00PM

Baramulla, Nov 24: Welcoming the recent statement of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde that "the centre does not want to keep the Army in Kashmir for long", the General officer Commanding of Srinagar based 15 Corps, Lt General Om Prakash on Saturday said, Home Minister’s statement is linked with the return of peace and stability in the state.
 "It is a welcome statement and suggests that centre can review the military presence in the state provided peace and stability return completely " the GOC told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar "Empowering youth as harbingers of change in Kashmir" held  here in north Kashmir.
 He said that the main task of Army is to guard the borders and provide security to the people of the state. He said that despite spurt in the infiltration bids, Army is ready to thwart any such attempt.
 "With the onset of winter, the infiltration attempts from across the border are increasing, however, Army has been successful in foiling their designs,” the GOC said.
 He said that Army is deeply connected with the people of the state. He said Army would continue its efforts to bridge the gap between Army and the people of the state.
 Earlier, scores of students including faculty members of different colleges and the officials of the district administration participated in the day long seminar.

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