Ajit Doval expected to visit Kashmir, MHA asks to put forces on Alert
The government on Monday took a historic decision to scrap Articles 370 and 35A, which included withdrawal of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir. Post the decision the the Indian Army and Indian Air Force have been put on high alert so as to overcome any fallout situation after the decision.
After, the announcement it is expected that the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit Jammu and Kashmir to afterlook the security situation as all the three services are on high alert to tackle with any happening after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories and withdrawal of special status to the status.
Ajit Doval visited Srinagar in the last week of July, just before the implementation of the historic decision to scrap Article 370.
Last week, 10,000 additional troops were sent to Jammu and Kashmir, to which a person familiar with the development said that there are some of the troops that had been deployed to guard the Amarnath Yatra route which are expected to be asked to re-route to the Valley, if the internal security situation needs containment. If an order comes, troops will be moved to the specified areas by air and on-road convoys.
“At the moment there is a war-like situation in Kashmir. The period was absolutely peaceful and suddenly everything has been thrown out of gear. There could be multiple reasons for this – a massive crackdown in the Valley against separatist leaders, huge international pressure to resolve the Kashmir issue, especially after the meeting between Trump and Imran Khan, or the question of Articles 35A and 370. But only the Centre knows the real reason,” said , a member of the state finance commission of the Jammu and Kashmir government Nisar Ali.