Indian PM lauded forces that played an important role in J&K in curbing terrorism


           Srinagar, Ocotober 29 (Vijay Kumar) – Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh said that the para-military forces have played an important role in J&K, north-eastern states, maoist infested areas in curbing terrorism by working in adverse conditions for which they deserve special appreciation.

The Prime Minister was addressing a Sammelan of CRPF and other security agencies at Recruitment Centre, Humhama, here in which officers and jawans of CRPF, JK Police, BSF and ITBP were present.

            Dr. Manmohan Singh said that he was glad to meet the paramilitary forces adding that they have great history in maintaining peace, law and order. “You provide help to people and play role in conducting free and fair elections”, he said. He also paid tributes to valiant officers and officials of paramilitary forces who have sacrificed their lives while discharging their professional duties.

The Prime Minister said that the government is aware of their problems and is contemplating measures to provide better facilities to them in border areas and far off places. He called upon them to work with more dedication to strengthen the nation and eliminate terrorism and communalism.


            Chief Minister,  Omar Abdullah, Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office,  Prithvi Raj Chouhan, Director General of Police,  Kuldeep Khoda, Director General CRPF,  A.S. Gill were present on the occasion.

            Director General of Police,  Kuldeep Khoda gave a resume of police working in the State, explaining its role in improving security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.DG CRPF,  A. S. Gill also gave details of the functioning of CRPF in the State.


            Earlier, addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh  said there were no pre-conditions for talks with Pakistan but they cannot make headway unless there is "effective control" of the terror groups operating in that country. Replying to a question Singh said "It is not a pre-condition. But there is a practical way of looking at things. Negotiations can’t make headway unless Pakistan brings under effective control these terror groups." "Negotiations can’t make headway unless Pakistan brings under control the terrorist elements which aid and abet terrorism in India," the Prime Minister said.