Black-cat commandos will guard the valley; will ensure the safety of people


Government fallout in Jammu and Kashmir have overseen governor’s rule 4th  time in a decade. Now the biggest challenge state face is the security of the people. Sources in Jammu and Kashmir police reveal that some of the NSG units to be deployed in J&K would be placed at a BSF facility in Srinagar while more locations are being scouted.

“As is the case when a force is brought into a new theatre, modalities will be discussed with the J&K administration, police and other security agencies,” a senior NSG officer told.

A proper infrastructure is being put in place for NSG ahead of its teams moving in. The force will train CRPF and J&K police in entering and storming buildings and other anti-terror skills. “As and when terror situations demanding their special skills crop up, NSG commandos will be also be deployed for operations. The call will be taken by J&K police at whose disposal the force will be,” said an officer.

NSG commandos use sophisticated Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine guns, sniper rifles, through-the-wall radar and C-4 explosives to eliminate holed-up terrorists.

There is a concern that terror groups may now strike with renewed vigour, particularly targeting the Amarnath Yatra therefore the planning will be to neutralize terrorists active in Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian all territory in South Kashmir. Intelligence inputs warn of multiple threats to the yatra, particularly from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Muhammed. Terror modules comprising Pakistani nationals are expectedly planning to infiltrate from across the border and Loc to stage attacks.

The “Ramzan ceasefire”, while providing relief to ordinary people, put counter-terror forces at a disadvantage by easing pressure that intensified operations in preceding months had built on terrorists. According to a senior J&K police officer, had the unilateral ceasefire not been in place and cordon-and-search operations continued in the normal course, around 15-20 terrorists could have been neutralized based on intelligence flow on their movements in built-up areas.

The truce allowed terrorists freedom of movement in residential areas, renew supplies, recruit locals, mobilize over ground workers and scout for new hideouts and bases.

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