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No plan to withdraw Army from J&K: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 15:51

New Delhi: Government has no plan to withdraw the Army from Jammu and Kashmir as security forces are deployed according to the overall security situation, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

"No, sir. There is no move to withdraw the Army from Jammu and Kashmir," Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said, replying to a question on whether government was contemplating to withdraw the Army from the border state.

The Minister said the deployment of security forces at any point of time is a matter of review of the threat perception at the highest operational levels in the Central and state governments.

Singh said the quantum of security forces and its deployment would vary according to the overall security situation.

"The government of India is always open to talk to all groups of different shades of opinion, including the separatists who eschew the path of violence," he said.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 15:51

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