‘Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar’s 3 nephews killed within days of entering India’
HIGHLIGHTING the security forces’ framework of neutralising terror activities in Kashmir Valley, former Chinar Corps commander Lt Gen Anil Bhatt (Retd) said the troops eliminated three nephews of Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar within few days of entering India.
Lt Gen Bhatt (Retd) served as Chinar Corps commander in 2018 when the Indian Army carried out extensive operations against terrorist leadership in Kashmir Valley and eliminated major groups operating in the region and 274 terrorists were killed in one year. He served in Jammu and Kashmir thrice.
In the podcast with Smita Prakash’, Editor-in-Chief of ANI, Lt Gen Bhatt said, “We have reduced the average age of a terrorist. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leaders previously would not survive for 5-10 years. By the time my tenure was getting ended end, their survival was nine months. The survival rate of local youth who took up arms was six months. The outcome has been that lesser people join them.” He said the situation was made difficult for the terrorist organisations as a result Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar sent his nephews to carry out terror activities.
“The situation was like that the Jaish leader Masood Azhar sent his nephews to the Tral area. The first nephew who was supposedly a great leader who was a Sniper and had claimed that he would create the situation in Tral the way it was 15 years back. He was eliminated within 15 days. The second nephew was sent, and we eliminated him in 10 days. And, the third nephew was eliminated in three days. That was the kind of intelligence network we had,”
Bhatt said. Asked about if the bodies of the foreign terrorists were sent back to their country, Bhatt said It is a rule we follow in Kashmir, the bodies of foreign terrorists are buried at a place which we have identified.