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diminishing the effectiveness of the foreign office and India’s diplomacy. indicated a diminished interest in India, prefer.Written by Bibek Debroy | Published: April 14 Friday evening is the worst – we have to run on the ground against time.” Prannoy recalls the struggle to adjust to this new-found personalised attention.

they are talented in this. they gave their 100 per cent. we’re not glorifying anything or anybody. is just an infrastructure lender with a fraction of the IMF’s membership and capital; the fund,assumed quasi-political role must not be used as a shield for strategic indecision.veto power?this is a desperate albeit ill-conceived attempt by the military to prevent a return to 1990 Sothe media and the public must force the government to fulfil its strategic responsibility In the hinterlandthe majority of Pakistan-based terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-ToibaHizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammed have been eliminated The number of residual active terrorists have been reduced to double digitseven though official figures put the number at 200-250 These terrorists are located in urban areas (where the army does not operate) and can only be eliminated through hard intelligence and urban operations The Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP)which is the best CI force after the Indian armyis best suited to this purpose The large presence of the Indian army in the hinterland is not only unwarranted militarilyit is leading to complacency and resultant casualties Given the current situationa change in military strategy with a focus on counter-infiltrationa reduced but adequate deployment grid to act as a reserve and imaginativeselective and gradual lifting of the AFSPA will not only facilitate political strategy but also make the CI campaign more efficient Before discussing specific changes in military strategyit is pertinent to dispel the myth about the five to seven lakh boots in J&K The Line of Control and Line of Actual Control are unsettled borders and are being manned by six divisions under three Corps Headquarters under the Northern Command These formations do not conduct CI operations in the hinterlandbut four of them constitute the counter-infiltration grid in a 10-km belt along the LoC Only three to four Reserve Brigades of the three Corps have a CI role that isa strength of 10000-12000 troops The main CI force in the hinterland are the 62 Battalions of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR)operating under 15 Sector HQs with a total strength of 75000 However40 per cent of the troops are away The effective present strength of the RR is only 45000 The reserve brigades of the three Corps contribute between five to seven thousand troops Thusthe CI campaign has been fought by only 50000 troops The strength of the JKP is approximately 70000which is on par with the national policeman-to-population ratio There are also 70-80 CRPF Battalions (with 70000-80000 personnel) For reasons best known to the J&K government and the home ministrythe CRPF operates under the DGP-JKP and is largely used for guarding and security dutiescontributing little to active CI operationswhich are its primary role The primary focus of the reviewed military strategy should be counter-infiltration Fifty per cent of RR Battalions must be redeployed to strengthen the counter-infiltration grid The remaining 50 per cent must be readjusted to be responsible for the forest zonesand also constitute the CI reserve in the hinterland to be called upon as and when required Active CI operationsparticularly in the cities and villagesmust be taken over by the CRPF and the JKP Both should be reoriented and trained at Indian army battle schools This strategy will also adequately cater to the anticipated surge post the US pullout from Afghanistan The AFSPA was selectively and progressively applied in J&K with effect from 1990 With the changed strategic situationit must be selectively and progressively removed A 10-15 km belt along the LoCwhich has the tiered counter-infiltration gridmust be covered by the AFSPA Its application must be progressively removedexcept from the forest zonesas the JKP and CRPF are covered by the Code of Criminal Procedure The AFSPA must automatically be applied to a selected area when the RR Reserve is called upon to operate Innovative modified application can also continue along convoy routes Let there be no doubt that the militarys CI campaign in J&K has been a model campaign But a change in political and military strategy is now imperative as there are no more military objectives to be achieved The focus of the future CI campaign should be on counter-infiltration with adequate reserve and flexibility to deal with the unforeseen There are no victories to be won against our own peopleand the military is a political instrument of last resort which must be used in harmony with political objectives The writera retired Lt Generalwas GOC-in-C of the Northern Command For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Even if one assumes all of them are from Class XII, the most suitable. (Hums) Raghupati Raghav raja Ram… Bhimrao: But your methods will not rid us of them.we all made mistakes.

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