Jammu, Feb 13: Recent Fidayeen attack at Sunjwa Military Station has created fear psychosis in Jammu city.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said that many people believe Jammu is more vulnerable than Srinagar as it’s not for the first time that militants have managed to enter the winter capital. “In the past 15-years militants have carried out many audacious attacks in Jammu city and have always taken the security establishment by a surprise,” he said.
A defence analyst said, “The security agencies need to strengthen the security around the vital installations to ensure that such attacks are foiled at the outset itself.”
He said, “In Jammu situation is entirely different from Kashmir. People here are busy with their lives and any disruption creates panic in the entire city.”
The analyst said, “Statement of the Defence Minister that Pakistan would have to pay the price for the attack is an indication that India may retaliate.”
He said, “People of Jammu would have to bear the brunt of retaliation too. In
2016 when India carried out the surgical strikes across the Line of Control all the people living near the LoC and international border were evacuated and they were asked to put up in make shift camps. As there was every possibility about Pakistan may retaliate.”
A senior Congress leader said, “Since the day BJP has come into power in Centre the BJP leaders have issued provocative statements. During the past three years relations between India and Pakistan have touched the lowest ebb. The war mongering and war rhetoric have added fuel to the fire.”
He said, “Wrong policies of BJP are responsible for creating fear psychosis in Jammu region. People too are feeling insecure as the uncertain situation has added to the chaos. It’s unfortunate that Government of India has no clear policy to deal with Pakistan.”
Referring to the panic created in Jammu city on Tuesday after the rumours about militants having fired upon a camp of security forces at Domana, he said, “People thought that militants have struck again. The search operation carried out by the security forces created tension in the entire area.”
The Congress leader said that when UPA government was in power it ensured that talks process with Pakistan continues so that all the issues could be settled. “Our party firmly believes that using force is no solution. If the BJP led government fails to change its attitude we can expect more confrontations in future also.”