Army officer : Militant recruitment down in Kashmir since past two months

Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 3 2018

General officer commanding (GoC) 15 Corps, Lt Gen A K Bhatt on Saturday said that the militant recruitment has seen a decline during past two months.

Lt Gen Bhatt said that the recruitment of local youth in militant outfits has been persistent during past couple of years. “However, we have seen a drop in it (recruitment) in past two months,” he said.

“We believe that youth of Kashmir will follow right path and there will be even lesser recruitment,” he said while talking to reporters in a wreath-laying ceremony held for Major Somnath Sharma in Budgam.

Major Sharma was killed in Budgam on this day in the year 1947 at the Srinagar Airport.