Spurt In Grenade Attacks In J&K Worries Forces
29 June 2006
The Times of India
New Delhi: Even as the overall infiltration and violence levels in J&K are 'under control', as compared to previous years, the security forces are worried about terrorists adopting newer 'low-risk' strategies like 'lobbying of grenades' at 'soft and vulnerable targets'. Top Army and paramilitary force officials on Wednesday discussed these finer points pertaining the new strategies being adopted by terrorists and decided to coordinate among themselves more pro- actively to deal with the menace. It will include sharing intelligence and conduct coordinated counter-insurgency operations in the violence-hit state. A high-level meeting, chaired by Army chief General J J Singh and attended by home secretary V K Duggal, IB director E S L Narisimhan, RAW chief P K Hormis Tharakan and CRPF chief J K Sinha, among others, dwelt on various counter-measures to be adopted by the security forces to meet these new challenges. They discussed the strategy to deal with the situation where the terrorist outfits have been using innocuous looking youngsters in the state to lob grenade at vulnerable targets, said sources.