Warning of Army Chief came none too soon that all those stone palters and local trouble shooters who interfere in Army anti terror operations helping the jehadis to escape and army getting unnecessary casualties because till now Army did not use force against the stone pelters , no more. Now army will treat these trouble makers and stone pelters as over ground workers of the jehadis and can be fired upon says General Bipin Rawat the new Army chief.
In last one week two encounters have taken place in South Kashmir valley, where as against eight jehadis killed six army men including one Maj has been martyred. This is too heavy cost to pay against Pakistani sponsored jehadis who are basically cannon fodder to Pakistani army and ISI. These illiterate and semi literate jehadis are given three months training and then send across the border to get killed .They are thoroughly brain washed by Pakistani Maulanas that their real life will begin after death when the almighty Allah will personally receive them in heaven along with 72 maidens for them to consort.
The high casualty rate among the Indian Army soldiers in these encounters have been a matter of concern for quite some time now. The main reason is that Indian Army follows the rule of minimum force to be used. They fight these jeahdis man to man not using heavy weapons available with army.aim being that these people are our own misguided people. However off late these so called misguided people known as separatist have been taking undue advantage of this concept. Whenever an encounter with jehadis happens they quickly gather in droves and start pelting stones on army active against jehadis. Imagine army troops sandwiched between jehadis who use most modern weapons in front and these pattharbaj in the rear and flanks. In this cayous army buys casualties but nothing happens to pattarbaj because they are not armed. This confusion also helps jehadis to escape which so many have done.
Compare this with what Pakistani army does. They have carried out their anti terror operation whether in Swat Valley or in Tribal Areas of Pakistan by using, F-16 fighter aircrafts, heavy artillery guns causing collateral damage. Millions of locals have been made homeless with thousands of casualties. AFSPA gives Indian Army to use as much force as they want against anybody. It is the greatness of this army that despite having powers it has not exercised them and taken casualties themselves. Time has come when rules of engagement must change. Army people get casualties because they try to flush out these jehadis from homes in urban areas in man to man fight. In jungle area they have to first warn the jehadi to surrender. No more these luxuries. If fire comes from a house no house to house fighting please .Simply destroy the house using heavy weapons. Similarly this warning process in jungle area must stop. If suspicious shoot the bastard. Come what may but we cannot lose our highly trained and capable soldiers to these illiterate jehadi skunks.
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