Operations in Jammu and Kashmir being conducted in professional, dedicated manner: Army

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The Army on Thursday said its operations in Jammu and
Kashmir are conducted in a professional and dedicated manner and the force has
a code of conduct which values human dignity.

“We have a very strong code of conduct which values
human dignity and the values of the society. So I wish to assure you that all
the operations by the Army in Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out in a
professional and dedicated manner,” Army’s northern command chief Lt Gen
Ranbir Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Wuzur in south
Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In response to a question, the Army commander said,
“Wherever there are actions to be taken, those are taken at appropriate
levels.”

Lt Gen Singh was at Army Goodwill School, Wuzur, which has
been renamed after Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who was awarded Ashok Chakra
posthumously in January this year.

Wani was killed in an anti-insurgency operation at Batagund
in Kulgam district on November 25, 2018. Six militants were killed, three of
them by the militant-turned-soldier, in the operation.

He was awarded Ashok Chakra for his role in the operation,
thereby becoming the first person from the Valley to be awarded the highest
peacetime gallantry award of the country.

“It is a matter of great pride for us today to be here
at Army Goodwill School at Wuzur because today we have dedicated this school to
pay homage to our martyr late Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who was a recipient
of Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award.

“He was also two times recipient of the Sena medal for
gallantry by the government of India,” Lt Gen Singh said.

On the functioning of the Army Goodwill schools in Kashmir,
the Army commander said there are always some distractions which work against
the interests of the country.

“It is to the credit of our children, their parents and
our teachers that we have been able to ensure that there has been no disruption
in the education, which we are trying to impart to the children in these
schools,” he said.

“The children of Kashmir are our hope. We are sure that
in the times to come they will work hard. They have a huge potential and they
will become useful members of the society and take us on the trajectory of
growth and development as far as Kashmir and the nation is concerned,” he
added.

-GK

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