SrinagarUrging the youth in Kashmir to shun the path of violence, Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid on Saturday claimed Operation All-Out, launched by the Army to wipe out militancy, has been a success.
Operation All-Out, also known as Operation Clean Up, was launched by the Indian Army earlier this year with an aim to normalise the situation in the valley. The Army adopted an aggressive approach to kill all militants before winter.
"Operation All-Out has been a success; the situation in Kashmir, especially South Kashmir, will be back to normal soon...It is my appeal to the youths on the wrong path, who have taken up arms, to give it up," DGP Vaid was quoted as saying.
This year alone over 148 militants have been killed. The Army has succeeded in wiping out the top leadership of the militant groups in a number of encounters carried out in the past six months.
During the recent visit made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to the Valley, he ordered that the operations need to be doubled. He held a series of meetings with the officials of the Armed forces and told them to clean up the remaining militants. Agencies
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