The series of spurt in terrorist related incidents in Kashmir Valley for some days is going to pose grave challenge to already burdened security forces engaged at various places of the state. Despite tall claims made by the government, infiltration has increased. Recent deadliest terrorist attack at Pampore, wherein eight CRPF personnel were killed and injured 21 others critically, has alarmed that terrorists in large number continue to infiltrate despite counter infiltration grid launched by security agencies at LoC and International Border.
What is more that this is third terrorist strike in three weeks targeting security personnel and the deadliest after June 24, 2013 attack on Army personnel at Hyderpora on the outskirts of Srinagar in which nine Army men were gunned down.
The continue sinister design on the part of Pakistan towards India even corroborated from the statement of Pak envoy at New Delhi, where he shrugged off the scribe’s question over this incident and urged to focus on only Iftar Party. Several critics of NDA government particularly main opposition Congress party has blamed Modi government for its shaky policy as far as dealing with Pakistan are concerned.
It is shameful that a country like Pakistan, which is too small in size and population, is spelling blood of our security personnel and innocent civilian for last many years by waging proxy war. Though Congress is criticizing Modi government for its failure to deal Pakistan but record of UPA government is also not up to the mark in teaching a lesson to Pakistan whose Army is hell bent to bleed India with thousands cuts.
No successive government has even able to mount diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to punish perpetrators of either 26/11 Mumbai attack or Pathankot Air Base attack. From Pakistan’s Army or ISI point of view, India has become a soft target to divert the attention of their internal problems, which was halted for a brief period of time after crucial Indo-Pak war won under the able leadership of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The terrorist incident of Pampore happened after some days when Army Commander has cautioned about presence of almost 200 terrorist including locals active in J&K state. There is no doubt that our security forces are trying their best to check infiltration but hilly terrain and porous border at some places is causing slip to them.
Conduct of smooth and peaceful of upcoming Amarnath Yatra is the main challenge to all security agencies and both state and central government. In addition to large number of tourists are visiting the valley due to summer vacation.
Better coordination of all security agencies engaged in the state with new strategy is the need of hour.
If need arise additional security forces should be deployed particularly at all sensitive places. Let us hope that terrorism is completely wiped out and new era of peace prevails.
P R Mahotra