'Possibility of Jihadis,Talibans infiltrating into India, Pak'



Chennai: With United States withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan there was possibility of Jihadis and Talibans infiltrating into India and Pakistan, a senior official of the Indian Air Force said here today.

"With the US withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, Jihadis and Talibans infiltrating into India and Pakistan cannot be ruled out", Air Commodore Arjun Subramaniam, Air Headquarters, New Delhi, said today.

"If that happens, Taliban can get back to Kashmir and expand the proxy war", he said.

Stating that the country needs to be equipped to deter Pakistan from entering into a proxy war, he said good governance and perception management were the need of the hour in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Deterrance, governance and perception management should be coercive in bringing normalcy to Kashmir", he said at a seminar on "Conflict in Kashmir: Challenges Ahead" organised by department of Defence and Strategic Studies at the University of Madras here today.

Terming that the dialogue between Pakistan and India has become "intractable", Lieutenant General Prakash Menon said "good governance is a tough challenge today.. but only it would take care all of us (particularly in Jammu and Kashmir)..", he said.

Major General Rajavelu,Officers Training Academy, Chennai, in his address said all the Armed forces units were asked to be "sensitive" in addressing the needs of people (of Jammu and Kashmir).

He recalled that during his tenure in Jammu and Kashmir, there was no proper road connectivity and even no telephone connection..

"Today you talk about 3G and 4G coming in.. But for 40,000 people in a valley of Jammu and Kashmir, there was no telephone", he said, adding that after writing a letter to the then Union IT and Communication Minister Dayanidhi Maran the issue was sorted out saying the Ministry assured of providing a telephone exchange.

PTI