External factors in Af-Pak to impact JK’s situation


Srinagar—The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed that the external factors of Afghanistan-Pakistan region are likely to impact the internal security situation of Jammu and Kashmir.
The MoD in its annual report 2015-16 said the changing situation in both the countries including some other external factors may change the internal security situation in the State.
“External factors including the changing situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan may also impact the internal security situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” the report released by the MoD earlier this year reveals.
Islamabad has been claiming that New Delhi is using Afghanistan as a launch-pad to carry out attacks on Pakistan through Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
According to security analysts, to deal with the situation, Islamabad is once again getting involved in the unprecedented surge in attacks on Indian targets in Jammu and Kashmir.
This is quite visible in the fresh spike in militancy-related incidents in the Valley. The MoD is also worried about the militant recruitment in south Kashmir saying in its annual report that “radicalization and fresh recruitment in south Kashmir is a cause of concern”.
The ministry said the challenges to internal security in India are categorized into four broad threats vis-à-vis cross-border militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, militancy in the North East, Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in certain states and terrorism in the hinterland”.
“The Government of India (GoI) has been making systematic and unrelenting efforts to counter the threats and to firmly control the internal security situation in the country,” the report said. It further stated that though there was a steep decline in attacks in the hinterland, the developments in Jammu & Kashmir have been a cause of concern, especially the cross-border attacks and trafficking of arms and narcotics.
“The overall security situation in J&K remains stable in spite of the focused efforts of separatists and militant organizations to disrupt the prevailing peace,” added the report—RK

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