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S K Sinha for unified command in J&K

May 31, 2003 15:47 IST

Assam Governor Lieutenant General (Retd) S K Sinha, who is going to take over as governor of Jammu and Kashmir next week, on Friday mooted an idea of a 'Unified Command' for the security forces operating in the valley in line with the northeast.

Appreciating the Mufti government's 'healing touch' policy the governor-designate of Jammu and Kashmir said his 'basic approach' in the trouble-torn state would be same, but the 'tactics' would be modified to suit the purpose there.

Sinha, who was in Shillong in Meghalaya as chairman of North Eastern Council to attend a farewell function given to him by its secretariat employees, termed the problem of Kashmir as 'a very difficult' one from military, political and international point of view.

He said finding of solution in Kashmir was also not easy as the problem entailed 'active involvement of foreign pressure groups'.

Asked to elaborate his agenda after taking over the charge, the governor-designate said, "If we win over the support of the people, the insurgency then can die a natural death and attempts of our hostile neighbours will be frustrated."

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