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The security situation in Kashmir is under control: Army

The Indian Army said on Sunday that the security situation in Kashmir is under control and there is nothing to worry about the fallout of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

Lieutenant General DP Pandey, the General Officer Commanding of the Army’s 15 Corps, known as the Chinar Corps, told the media on the sidelines of an event in Srinagar. He was the special chief guest at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium for the final match of the Kashmir Premier League cricket competition.

In response to a question on the challenges for the security establishment in Kashmir in the aftermath of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, he said, “This is a playground, and I’m not going to make any judgments about the visitors. But keep in mind that the security situation here is under our control, and there is no need to be concerned.”

During the event, Lt Gen DP Pandey urged the valley’s youth to pursue sports and expressed optimism that Kashmir will produce an Olympic gold medalist in the near future just like Neeraj Chopra.

He further added that “Today, National Sports Day is being celebrated and there could not have been a better day for this final than today. I take this opportunity to appeal to the youth to focus on every sport and not just cricket so that god willing, Neeraj Chopra comes to the fore from here.’’

The Army officer stated that sports teach discipline and young people in Jammu and Kashmir with a lot of skill should utilize it to make a reputation and name for themselves. He encouraged them to take inspiration from Yusuf Pathan, a former Indian cricketer who was also present at the event.

Mr. Pathan came from a small village and reached here with hard work. “I am sure all of you will learn from him and move forward to become good citizens, excellent sportsmen with full discipline, and earn a name for the country,” he said.

MoS Ajay Bhatt visits a forward post in Kashmir

MoS defence Ajay Bhatt was also received by GOC Chinar Corps Lt Gen DP Pandey upon his arrival on Saturday who was on a two-day visit to Kashmir and briefed on the current security situation as well as the efforts being taken to protect the border and hinterland from enemies.

 

 

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