The Commander of the Srinagar headquartered 5 Corps in Baramulla, Lt. General Anil Kumar Bhatt on Sunday said that at least 250 to 275 active militants are present in the Kashmir Valley. He added that nearly 30 militants are ready to cross over to Kashmir from the Pakistan side.
He added that the Indian Army was taking all sorts of measures to check militancy in the Valley as it wants peace and stability for the people of Kashmir. Lt. General Bhatt further said that National Security Guard (NSG) commandos too will work with the Jammu and Kashmir police to fight militancy in the Kashmir Valley.
When asked about the videos that have been surfacing on social media portraying the Indian Army in poor light, Lt. General Bhatt said that those videos are fake and a gimmick of Pakistan to earn sympathy at the global level. He said that Pakistan wants to sabotage the situation in Kashmir by playing the victim card at the UN conference which is scheduled to take place next month.
Talking about last week's encounter in Anantnag in which four militants of ISIS-affiliated group ISJK were killed, he said that IS is now almost over in the region.