This new highway passes through sparsely populated areas that are less difficult to sanitise, according to a senior police official.
Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: "An infiltration bid was foiled in Keran sector of Kupwara district today. Six terrorists have been killed in the ongoing operation."
Mirwaiz claimed that the central government has perhaps realised that military might may not work in J&K, and their army officials too have accepted this.
Singh announced formation of two border battalions exclusively for border residents, besides 60% reservation for border residents in five new IRP battalions.
The Narendra Modi administration is committed to resolving the Kashmir issue and will definitely find a solution as it has conviction and doesn’t keep issues lingering, Rajnath Singh said.
Rajnath Singh, who addressed a gathering of young sportspersons at Indoor stadium in Srinagar, advised state’s youth to follow the path of development and not of destruction.
Mufti’s statement came in wake of militant attacks after Centre’s announcement of halting security operations during the holy month of Ramzan.
In these grenade attacks over 40 people, including 17 armed forces personnel were injured. During this period, militants allegedly decamped with seven rifles from four different spots.
The heavy firing and mortar shelling from across the border in Pragwal area of Akhnoor and nearby Kanachak and Khour sectors also left 10 persons injured.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had recently stated Center was ready to talk to Pakistan and Hurriyat.
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