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Governor's rule in J&K: Our ops will go on like they used to, we don't face any political interference, says General Bipin Rawat

Talking to media today Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat rebuffed claims of any political interferance in the security force's actions in the Valley. "The imposing of Governor's rule will not affect our operations. Our operations will go on like they used to. We don't face any political interference."

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 20, 2018 17:15 IST ]
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File photo of Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Indian Army chief on Wednesday said that the collapse of Jammu and Kashmir government or freshly-imposed Governor's rule will not affect the course of military action against militants in the state. Talking to media today Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat rebuffed claims of any political interference in the security force's actions in the Valley.

"The imposing of Governor's rule will not affect our operations. Our operations will go on like they used to. We don't face any political interference," Gen Rawat told ANI. 

He added that the security forces had to end the unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir because the terrorists continued their attacks.

Security forces have never faced any restrictions on their work. “Operations were being carried out earlier as well. Then we saw a phase of suspension of operations because we wanted people to get a chance to offer their prayers during Ramzan without any kind of problem. Despite that, terrorists continued with their activity, which is why the suspension of operations was cancelled,” he said.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra who took over the reins of the rule in the state after President Ram Nath Kovind's approval today has called Indian Amry, CRPF and J&K Police officers to a security review meeting today. The agenda of the meeting is to draw an effective strategy to handle the growing militancy in the state. 

The Ramzan ceasefire announced by the Union government ended on June 18 after the Home Ministry said that the goodwill gesture by the government was not reciprocated by the separatists and militants operating in the region. 

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