Kashmiris Support Indian Army Crackdown in Latnu

Latnu Operation Was A Success Due To Locals

22nd September 1997
Hindustan Times Correspondent

The Latnu operation in Beerwa tehsil of central Kashmir district of Budgam in which the Army killed 16 militants, 14 of them foreigners, was a "success because of the cooperation of locals." Lauding the locals Maj. Gen J.B.S. Yadav said "this was a combined operation of Kashmiri people and the Army against Pakistan sponsored militants." Maj Gen Yadav who commands the Eighth Mountain Division said that this "delivers a lesson to Pakistan that the people of Kashmir were against the cult of violence and had seen through Pakistan's designs."

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