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Army officers have free hand in Kashmir, says Jaitley

The Indian Army launched 'punitive fire assaults' on Pakistani positions across the LoC on Tuesday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Army officers are free to take decisions in a "war-like" zone, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, referring to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the Army went public on fire assaults on Pakistani posts along the LoC. "Well, military solutions are to be provided by military officers. How a situation is to be dealt with when you are in a war-like zone... We should allow our army officers to take a decision. "They don't have to consult members of Parliament as to what they should do under such circumstances," he said. Jaitley ...

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First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 21:23 IST
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