Count how many Muslims are in terror organisations: Subramanian Swamy to Owaisi

Count how many Muslims are in terror organisations: Subramanian Swamy to Owaisi

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen D Anbu also said that over three times more casualties had been inflicted on the adversary a year ago.

'Enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets. "When they fail at borders, they attack camps", he said. "Yes, youth joining terror is a concern, we need to address this trend", he added. "In 2017, we focused on leadership and eliminated it", Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu said.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had on Tuesday (February 13) slammed those who question the patriotism of Muslims as he referred to five Armymen from Kashmir who laid down their lives fighting Pakistani terrorists at Sunjuwan in Jammu.

He said that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Toiba were hands in glove in carrying attacks. You will not find any one of them wilfully indulging in it.

The Hyderabad MP also attacked the Modi government for "not learning lessons" from terror attacks on army installations in the past.

He said that the army is continuing with its "pro-active" strategy in the aftermath of the 2016 militant attack in which 17 soldiers died when militantists stormed the brigade headquarters at Uri in North Kashmir. In this attack, five out seven who sacrificed their lives are Kashmiri Muslims.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday countered AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi's defence of the "patriotism" of Indian Muslims by asking him to think hard about the religion of those who oppose the Army by joining terror outfits. Muslims are dying for the country, but are called Pakistani.

"We are very well prepared".

While warning anyone who picks up arms against the state, the army commander said they will be dealt with sternly.

"We have to concentrate on three things, first to stop infiltration, second to eliminate the anti-nationals in the hinterland and third to arrest the radical elements active in the region", he said.

On the impact of filing of an FIR against Major Aditya Kumar over the killing of three youths in south Kashmir's Shopian district last month, he said, "I am heading the Northern Command and I can say it with confidence that the issue of Major Aditya has not dented the morale of my troops, not even a bit, not even an iota".