Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The senior Army commander, however, said it is "not likely" there will be any "direct immediate fallout" of Bin Laden killing on India.

The Army commander was speaking on sidelines of the two-day "Army Mela" being held at the Regimental Centre of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry which was presided over the the state Governor N N Vohra.

Lt Gen Parnaik said a large number of attempts by militants to infiltrate into this side have been made since last month.

"To the best of our knowledge they have not succeeded in infiltrating as yet. There are reports of few groups SRINAGAR: Acting on the Centre's directive to extend the relaxation for recruitment in paramilitary forces to all permanent residents of the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday revoked the controversial order on issuance of the Dogra certificate.

"In view of the amendment circulated by the MHA, relaxation in physical standards of height and chest measurement has been extended to all the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir," an order passed by the state's revenue department said, adding, certain portions of the earlier order stood superseded.

In its January order, the MHA had announced relaxation for residents from Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh regions under the geographical criteria while extending the same relaxation for the Dogra people under the ethnic tribe community.
having infiltrated already, but they will have to be confirmed on ground by us as well as by other security and intelligence agencies," he said.

Lt Gen Parnaik said the rehabilitation policy formed by Omar Abdullah-led government for militants in PoK who want to renounce violence and return home was a "good policy".

"We feel this is a good policy. After all these are our people who have been misled and who have been staying in Pakistan and are carrying out terrorist activity for too long," the Army commander said.

He said "calling back" these people and rehabilitating them here will prove to be "a good measure".

"In fact, it will call Pakistan's bluff because they keep saying they have nothing to do (with Kashmir) except for moral and diplomatic support. It just shows that they have been involved for too long," he said.