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Defence Minister stresses on vigil near Line of Control
Lauds jawans for safeguarding interests of country
5/19/2017 11:22:19 PM
Jehangir Rashid
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, May 19: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today asked the security forces personnel posted near the Line of Control to maintain vigil in order to thwart the infiltration bids likely to be made by militants from across the border. He praised the role of jawans in safeguarding the interests of the country.
The Defence Minister made these observations during his visit to the forward areas in the North Kashmir. He lauded the role of the security forces in ensuring the safety and security of the country. He said that the whole country is by the side of security forces personnel and there can be no second opinion in this regard.
Srinagar based defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that Arun Jaitley in the morning visited some of the forward areas in Rampur sector of North Kashmir. He interacted with the jawans and had words of encouragement for them since they are putting in their best efforts while discharging their responsibilities towards the service of nation.
"Accompanied by General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Baramulla based Division, Major General R P Kalita, the Raksha Mantri (defence minister) interacted with the troops and praised their grit, determination and selfless service to the nation. Expressing his happiness to be amidst the soldiers, Shri Jaitley said that the entire country recognized the challenging circumstances that they were operating in and stood behind them in all their endeavours," said Colonel Kalia.
The defence spokesman said that the defence minister reiterated the need to maintain strict vigil at all times to thwart any nefarious designs of forces inimical to national interests. He said that the defence minister told the security forces personnel that people of the nation can sleep well as long as it brave soldiers are awake.
The Rampur sector is located in the Baramulla district and falls near the Uri town in North Kashmir. This sector is strategically located as in the past many infiltration bids were tried by militants from across the border.
Later replying to a question in a press conference here at the conclusion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) conference, the defence minister said that those people who resort to violence will be taken into account for their activities.
"Terrorism and militancy are aimed against the Indian state and its sovereignty, and also against the people of Jammu & Kashmir. The effect of their actions is that besides security personnel, local citizens are also losing their lives. And those who take to violence of this magnitude will certainly be accountable for their actions," said Arun Jaitley.
It would be in place to mention here that Arun Jaitley had arrived here on May 17 to take part in the two day conference on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The conference was held in connection with the implementation of GST regime in the country.
Jammu & Kashmir is one of the few states where the GST is yet to be implemented. The state government is mulling to hold a special session of assembly for discussion on GST regime in the state. The GST can be implemented in the state only after a nod from the legislature.
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