Army chief arrives in valley, says terrorist’ attack desperate attempt to disrupt elections

General Dalbir Singh Suhag also paid tributes to the slain soldiers and said that their sacrifice will not go waste.

By: Press Trust of India | Srinagar | Updated: December 6, 2014 5:09 pm
suhag I assure the nation that these elements will not be allowed to succeed in disrupting the democratic process, Army chief said.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said the attack on Uri camp in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was a desperate attempt by militants to disrupt the democratic process in the state.

“It appears a desperate attempt to disrupt the third phase of elections. I assure the nation that these elements will not be allowed to succeed in disrupting the democratic process,” he told reporters here.

Gen Dalbir Singh, who arrived here on Saturday morning, also paid tributes to the slain security force personnel by laying wreaths on their coffins at a sombre ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment here.

He paid tributes to the slain soldiers, which included an officer of the Lt Colonel rank, saying their sacrifice will not go waste.

“I salute the brave soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Their sacrifice will not go waste. In fact, it will inspire each of us,” he added.

The Army chief reviewed the security situation in the state in the wake of the Uri attack that left 11 security force personnel dead, and other militancy-related incidents that saw two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants getting killed in an encounter in Srinagar while two civilians also lost their lives in a grenade blast in Tral town of south Kashmir.

The Army chief was brief by the top army officers of the Chinar Corps about the counter-insurgency and counter- infiltration measures in place.

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    DSFL10
    Dec 7, 2014 at 4:07 am
    In the past, stan has tried the same misadventure because they don't like normal democracy operating in Kashmir. The Indian intelligence should have known this and prepared for such terrorists attacks coming from the border. stan occupied Kashmiris never had democracy nor will ever have but want the same condition for Indian Kashmiris. Again this is another failure of intelligence.
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      Gohul
      Dec 7, 2014 at 11:09 am
      he made a stupid photo one time by wearing that stupid cap, why these guys don't change the photo.
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        chanakya
        Dec 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm
        125 Crore Indians ,salute the brave soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Their sacrifice will not go waste - We will avenge,every one of your deaths,Committed by these cowards,send across by their ISI Masters.
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          Gangu true
          Dec 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm
          similar tactical response by formal forces when there are ongoing similar occasions on the other side. These are sponsored illegal combatants. Therefore, there is no need for a hidden response.
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            Rajesh Kumar
            Dec 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm
            I think this terrorist attack has nothing to do with the ongoing elections in J & K. This is a message to the American President Barack Obama who is due to visit India during the Republic day celebrations.
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