Huge decline in stone pelting incidents, violence in Kashmir: Lt Gen Joshi

UDHAMPUR: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Y K Joshi on Thursday said there has been a huge decline in stone pelting incidents and violence in Kashmir in the past six months.

He said the Army was playing its role in ensuring peace and normalcy in the Valley.

Lt Gen Joshi, who assumed the charge of GOC-in-C of Udhampur-based Northern Command this month, was speaking after presenting gallantry and distinguished service awards to 83 Army personnel and nine ‘Veer Naris’ at an investiture ceremony here.

“During the last six months, there has been an improvement in all parameters of security in the Kashmir Valley,” Lt Gen Joshi said. (AGENCIES)