Sanjha Morcha

Para officers to face court fine in already settled service matters

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28

Officers of the Central armed police forces (CAPFs) will be held personally liable for fines imposed by courts if personnel are forced to seek legal recourse in service matters where the law has already been settled by way of earlier judgments.This follows directions of the Delhi High Court in the case of several personnel from different CAPFs seeking the benefits of Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme based upon an earlier judgment.Directing all formations to finalise legal notices claiming ACP within eight weeks from the date of receipt, a memorandum issued by the Directorate General Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force cautions that failing this, the high court may impose heavy costs, for which the officials concerned will be held responsible.“It is deemed appropriate to direct that henceforth, if any of the forces receives a notice from the force personnel claiming benefits of the ACP scheme, if he is found eligible, necessary steps shall be taken by respondents to sanction the said benefits,” a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court ruled.“If no relief is granted to eligible force personnel and he is compelled to approach the court for relief, a serious view shall be taken in the matter and in that eventuality, the court will be inclined to impose heavy costs on the respondents,” the Bench added.The Court was informed that personnel from the ITBP, SSB, CRPF and the SSB had filed similar petitions seeking the same relief.“Every other day, we come across matters of similar nature that clearly demonstrates that only when a member of the force is compelled to file a petition for relief, do the respondents wake up to take action. It appears that none of the forces mentioned above have taken any initiative to grant relief to their personnel whose cases are covered by the decision in the case of Jaipal Singh (supra), followed by several other decisions on the same line,” the Bench had observed earlier.“Given the above persistent and unabated recalcitrance, we deem it appropriate to issue notices to show cause to the Director Generals of the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSF and the CISF calling upon them to file their respective affidavits explaining inter alia as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for failing to act on their own by granting the benefits…” the Bench had said while asking them to details the steps taken by them from September 2013 onwards to extend the benefits to the personnel concerned.

Two injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan along international border

Two injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan along international border

Jammu, May 22

A 70-year-old woman was among the two people injured as Pakistani Rangers opened fire and lobbed mortars along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir early on Tuesday, triggering panic among border residents and forcing many to take shelter in government-run camps.“The cross-border firing and shelling continued unabated and has spread to all sectors from Akhnoor to Samba along the IB,” a senior BSF official told PTI.He said BSF troops guarding the border retaliated effectively and exchanges between the two sides were continuing when the reports last came in.Inspector General of Police, Jammu, SD Singh Jamwal, said one person was injured in the fresh firing in the worst-hit Arnia sector of Jammu district.Madan Lal Bhagat, a resident of Pindi Charkan village of Arnia, was hit by splinters in the abdomen and foot after a mortar shell hit his house in the early hours of Tuesday, the officials said, adding that he had been admitted to Government Medical College.Police said a 70-year-old woman identified as Kaushalya Devi was also injured in the firing.Jamwal said police parties had been deployed and were helping people shift to safer places from affected areas.Jammu Divisional Commissioner Hemant Kumar Sharma said relief camps had been activated at safer places all along the IB, especially in RS Pura and Arnia sectors, which witnessed heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan over the past two days.Hundreds of people had reported at these camps set up in educational institutes and other government buildings, Sharma said, adding that adequate facilities had been made available at these camps so that the displaced people did not face any problem.He said all schools vulnerable to Pakistani shelling had been closed along the IB as a precautionary measure. PTI

Army finalises Rs 15,000-cr ammunition production project

Army finalises Rs 15,000-cr ammunition production project

New Delhi, May 13

After years of deliberations, the Army has finalised a mega Rs 15,000-crore project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously to overcome long delays in imports and address the problem of a dwindling stockpile.Eleven private firms would be involved in the ambitious project, the implementation of which is being monitored by the top brass of the Army and the Defence Ministry.The immediate aim of the closely guarded project — said to be the biggest ever initiative for the indigenisation of ammunition — is to create an inventory for all major weapons to enable the forces to fight a 30-day war while the long-term objective is to cut dependence on imports.”The overall cost of the project has been pegged at Rs 15,000 crore and we have set a specific target for the next 10 years in terms of the volume of ammunition to be produced,” a senior government official involved in the project said, refusing to elaborate further.Initially, ammunition for a range of rockets, air defence system, artillery guns, infantry combat vehicles, grenade launchers and various other field weapons would be produced under “strict timelines”, a source said.The production targets would be revised based on the result of the first phase of the implementation of the programme.The sources indicated the broad contours of the project were discussed at a conference of the Army’s top commanders here last month.The initiative is seen as the first serious attempt by the government to address growing concerns voiced over the last many years by defence forces over the fast dwindling stockpile of key ammunition when China has been significantly ramping up its military capability, an issue that has been discussed by successive governments.Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has been pushing for fast tracking the procurement of weapons and ammunition for the world’s second largest standing Army, considering the evolving security threats in the region.”The indigenisation of the ammunition project will be biggest such programme in decades,” said the official.In July last year, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), in a report tabled in Parliament, said a stock of only 61 types of ammunition out of 152 varieties was available, and these would only last for 10 days in the event of a war.According to laid down security protocol, the stockpile should be adequate for a month-long war.The sources said long delays in negotiations and subsequent procedural hurdles in the import of ammunition had adversely impacted the country’s defence preparedness and that was why the indigenisation programme had been initiated.Last year, the government had empowered the Army to directly procure ammunition and spares for 10 types of weapon systems and equipment after an internal review found the optimum level of “war stores” was not being maintained.Considering the Army’s demand, the government has already finalised one of the biggest procurement plans for infantry modernisation under which large numbers of light machine guns, battle carbines and assault rifles are being purchased at a cost of nearly Rs 40,000 crore. PTI

US President Donald Trump withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump announces his intent to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2018. REUTERS

Washington, May 8

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled out of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, an Obama-era accord which he has repeatedly criticised.”It is clear to me that we cannot prevent Iran’s nuclear bomb. The Iran deal is defective at its core. Therefore, I am announcing today that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said.Moments later he signed a fresh set of sanctions against Iran and warned countries against any cooperation with Iran on its nuclear weapons programme.Ever since his election campaign, Trump has frequently criticised the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA.The Iran nuclear deal was reached in Vienna in July 2015 between Iran and the P5 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council) plus Germany and the European Union.Trump’s decision would have global ramifications, straining Iranian economy and heightening tensions in the Middle East. PTI

Footprints of India and China’s economies Pritam Singh

The economic growth of India and China, the world’s leading producers of carbon dioxide emissions, has scary environmental implications. However, India is way below the West in terms of per capita emissions and cannot achieve a simplistic trade-off between growth and emissions.

Footprints of India and China’s economies

Pritam Singh

Professor of Economics, Oxford Brookes University, UKIn terms of per capita income, China and India are still in the category of developing economies, but in view of their increasing share in the global GDP, they are now major economic powers. China replaced the USA as the world’s biggest manufacturer in 2010 and overtook it as the top economy in 2014 in terms of its GDP at purchasing power parity. India overtook Japan in 2011 as the third largest economy in the world. China and India together, with 2.7 billion people, encompass 36 per cent of the world’s population. Given this, even if their per capita incomes are lower than the advanced economies, the size of their GDPs means a massive environmental footprint of their economies nationally as well as globally. China and India can no longer hide their national and global environmental responsibilities under the pretext which was perhaps partially valid a few decades ago: that they needed to develop and, therefore, protecting planet Earth from the harmful consequences of global climate change was their lesser concern. China’s share of global GDP was as low as 2.3 per cent in 1980, even lower than India’s at that time, but it jumped to a record 18.3 per cent in 2017. According to an estimate, if the current Sino-Indian growth rates persist, by 2050, they would be the dominant global suppliers of manufactured goods and services, respectively.

Scary environmental implications

The impressive looking economic growth scenario has scary environmental implications. China and India are now among the top producers of carbon dioxide emissions whose implications for pollution and global warming are most serious. In absolute terms, China current carbon dioxoide emissions are more than that of the USA. In fact, China’s carbon dioxide emissions are more than those of the USA and the European Union combined. After China, the USA and the EU, India is the fourth largest carbon dioxide emitter followed closely by Russia. One of the largest concerns is the rise in global warming which is defined as the rise in average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere in comparison with the pre-industrial levels. It is leading to unpredictable weather changes, rising sea levels, floods and droughts, and global agricultural and energy crisis.China has had phenomenal manufacturing growth due to low labour costs in international comparative terms. The full environmental implications of that growth are now manifesting themselves in a vicious manner. Pollution in China’s urban manufacturing centres has risen to threatening levels. According to one study done on 74 cities in China, around a third of the deaths in these cities were smog related and the total number has reached 3 million. On the worst days, the  government makes it mandatory for residents to stay indoors and this has happened several times in Beijing. Delhi faced a somewhat similar situation last summer. Environmental change does not recognise any boundaries. With this smog travelling with the wind, it affects neighbouring countries too.

China’s environmental initiatives

China seems to be showing some awareness of the dangers involved. Some of its environmental initiatives are worth noting and emulating by India. China now is one of the largest pioneers in the renewable energy sector and aims to have 20 per cent of energy coming from renewables by 2030. Another project to help reverse the effects of climate change relates to creating large areas of forest, which were previously used for mining and factories. China announced this January that it is planning to plant a forest of 6.6 million hectares, roughly the size of Ireland, and aims to make 25 per cent of China a forest by 2020, compared to the current 21.7 per cent. Also, with China’s manufacturing sector being so strong, it has invested heavily in the production of solar cells, becoming the largest shareholder for solar heating. As a result of the cost-effective production, it has been able to make the electricity produced by the solar panels competitive with the cost of electricity produced by fossil fuels such as oil and gas. Also, it is now the world’s largest producer of hydroelectric power which, of course, is environmentally a contested form of power, especially if based on large dams.These environmental initiatives are challenged by the fact that China accounts for half of the global consumption of coal. Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels and its consumption has to be cut drastically. This holds true for India, too.

India’s progress

India has made some good progress with renewables, mainly wind and solar. Wind farms are now producing 30 per cent of the global production of wind energy. India started looking into wind energy in the 1960s. It now accounts for up to 50 per cent of India’s renewables, with solar close behind. But India has still a lot to learn from China’s environmental initiatives and experiences, and this is one area of fruitful collaboration between the two global giants along with the aims of reducing extreme inequalities and degrading poverty. The project of reducing inequalities is closely intertwined with environmental protection because the worst sufferers of environmental degradation are the poor, especially those dependent on agriculture and forests or living in urban slums.The global environmental responsibilities of India and China have assumed greater significance because the USA, the other global economic power, is abandoning, under the Trump presidency, the climate change negotiation framework aimed at curbing global warmin

SC maintains status quo on DGMS appointment

New Delhi, May 28The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a plea of the Centre challenging the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) order restraining it from filling the post of Director General Medical Services (Army).The AFT had quashed the appointment of a Lieutenant General as the Director General Medical Services (DGMS) holding that his selection as the DGMS (Army) was arbitrary and discriminatory. It had also set aside the findings of the Review Promotion Board of Major General Manomoy Ganguly in March 2017 which had not found him sufficiently high in merit for the rank of Lt General.A vacation Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Mohan M Shantanagoudar took note of the appeal of the Ministry of Defence against the AFT order restraining it to fill the post of DGMS (Army) by the officer of its choice.“In the meanwhile, pleadings shall be completed. Status quo, existing as on today, shall remain in force until further orders. Since we are informed that Lt General UK Sharma of the Research and Referral Hospital is officiating as DGMS (Army), he shall continue till the next date of hearing.“Needless to say, in the event of dismissal of the appeal (of the Centre), the respondent (Ganguly) would be considered for appointment to the post of DGMS (Army), without insisting on minimum of one-year service,” the SC said.Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for the Ministry of Defence, assailed the AFT order and said the Army worked on “certain principles” and seniority alone cannot be the sole criteria for selection of an officer as the DGMS (Army).Seniority and suitability are to be considered at the time of appointment, Venugopal said, adding, “The post in question is of a nature where extensive experience is must, as the job is to ensure spontaneous medical facility on the war front. Someone without adequate experience cannot be considered.” Advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for Major General Manomoy Ganguly, said, “A person who is a junior to me has been appointed. As far as seniority is concerned, there was no dispute. My file was not even sent for consideration.”Earlier, Ganguly had moved the AFT alleging that rules had been flouted in the proceedings of the board and consequently, he had not been approved for the higher rank despite being eligible. He had averred in his petition before the AFT that his non-empanelment for the rank of Lieutenant General in his Review Special Promotion Board in the Army Medical Corps was due to low figurative assessment in the board. — PTI

Highly decorated General dies at 97 Lt Gen Zorawar Bakshi fought Pak wars

Highly decorated General dies at 97

Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi (retd) 1921-2018

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 24

Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi (retd), one of India’s most highly decorated generals, is no more. He passed away in New Delhi at of 97.Fondly known as “Zoru” by friends, Lt Gen Bakshi was decorated for gallantry with the Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Mention-in-Despatches, besides being awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service. Those who knew him said he was a strict disciplinarian who remained an icon and a source of inspiration to the past and present generations of officers.Gen Bakshi hailed from Gulyana village near Rawalpindi in Pakistan, where he was born in 1921. His father Bahadur Bakshi Lal Chand served with the erstwhile British Indian Army and was decorated with the Order of British India.After graduating from Rawalpindi’s Gordon College in 1942, he was commissioned into the Baloch Regiment 1943. His first major engagement was against the Japanese in Burma in World War II, where he was Mentioned-in-Despatches for overcoming a heavily-fortified Japanese position.After the liberation of Burma, he participated in the operations to liberate Malaysia from Japanese control, earning a fast-track promotion to the rank of a Major for his role. After Partition in 1947, he was transferred to 5th Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army and soon after saw action during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1947-1948, where he was awarded the Vir Chakra in July 1948. In 1949, he received the MacGregor Medal, awarded to Indian armed forces personnel for valuable reconnaissance.In the 1965 war, he was instrumental in the capture of the strategic Haji Pir Pass in the Uri Sector from Pakistan forces, for which he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra. He was commanding a brigade given the difficult task of capturing Basali, Haji Pir and Kahuta, which was vital for the Uri-Poonch link-up. His citation states that throughout this operation, Brigadier Bakshi remained in the forefront and displayed a high standard of planning and tactical skill, combined with outstanding leadership, determination and camaraderie in sharing the hardships of his troops.In the early 1960s, he led his battalion in a United Nations operation in Congo. In 1969-1970, he took part in counter-insurgency operations in the North-East. During the 1971 Indo-Pak war, he oversaw operations in the crucial Chicken’s Neck area in the Sialkot sector, capturing territory from enemy control. During his 36-year service, he commanded the Second Battalion of 5 GR, 68 Infantry Brigade, 8 and 26 Mountain Divisions and the C Corps at Chandimandir, before retiring in 1979. He also served as the Military Secretary at Army Headquarters.

A civilian CONTRIBUTE FOR NOBLE CAUSE: DONATIONS FOR DEBT RIDDEN officers daughters but NoN from Veterans officers

Uappeal1A very Strange to know that a Civilian from Vishakapatnam deposited a sum of RS 5000/- each in the accounts of the needy and financially helpless Girls but till date non of the Veterans have done anything except exchanding whats app message in groups.

 If we veterans officers cannot even contribute Rs 10000/- but all ready to except donations for their organisation needs to be reviewed. There is need to change our approach and attitude . WE all talk about Govt not taking care of ESM,Widows and their children but not ready to Spare few thousands being officer Veterans. photo (2)

Sanjha Morcha Salute Mr Satish Kumar for depositing amount .The Girls donot have any sorce of Income or anyone to support them to Fight Legal Case against their Bio-logical nor any documents about their father or confirmed address. Father. Deposit slips of the amount IMG-20180516-WA0037


















The Late Maternal Grand father of the Girls was an Arjuna Awardee and VSM Recipient from EME ,Major Sarabjit Singh in 1962 .IMG_20180505_110211 (1)







1. It is a fact of life that we, while in service never bothered about our Retired Phase of Life. We may have been very good professionally Wwith long tails of qualifications, however, are virtually NIX on the issues which bug us all day in and day out during the retired life. During service one had a functional office as well as administrative support which just vanished in thin air, in a short while after one’s farewell to arms.
2. Are you, for sure, aware as to what all forms you filled up and sent to AG’s branch six months before your superannuation. Wasn’t it your Head Clerk who liaised with another unit to copy all these documents from the ones belonging to another recent retiree. Our ignorance would surely lead to many issues which will crop up in a few years. We will then be bash our head here and there to rectify what could have been done easily immediately after retirement. (CONTD)
3. We therefore outline few check points here which have been carved out of our experience of years, kindly act accordingly for the sake of your family. First and fore most open a new diary with sufficient leaves as your Pension Diary for noting down various points including the location of various documents, just in case we are not on the scene any more.
4. Prior to your retirement lot many letters from PCDAs as also AG’s Branch , Service HQs came on various issues. Keep them in a separate file  and keep it at a safe place. Remove all sorts of faltoo papers  from this file, simply retain your papers so sent and the letters received.  Do not keep the Original PPO and the Original Extended AGIF  letters in this file but keep their photo copies in this.
5. The Pension Payment Order (PPO) in Original is most Important it gives the details of your last pay, Grade, pension, family pension etc. Maintain a separate folder for the original documents for future use and keep the same in safe place which is easily reachable and know to your family. Donot laminate the Original PPO. Safe guard the PPO and do not fold it. The PPO has to last yours as well as your spouses life time. No replacement for the original will be available to you. You must keep a separate routine correspondence file where photo copies of the PPO should be kept and used for reference. Do the same for all the Corrg – PPOs you will receive in future.
6. Go through all the boxes in your PPO and understand the meaning of each box. Check following;-
a)   Your Pensioner ID. its a unique number given by the PCDA(Pension).
b)   Check your last emoluments and dates.
c)   See that the pension being given is correct and there is no error.
d)   Qualifying service as recorded in PPO must be correct, any doubt, first read the details in this site under Qualifying Service and if any error is noted, immediately approach the Army HQ and PCDA for correction.
e)   Name and date of birth of your spouse must be as per her supporting ID proofs like Passport, Pan card and the spellings must match completely. Any mistake in this can deny her Family Pension till it is corrected by court orders.
f)   Check Pension Amount Commuted and the residual pension. Note the month after 15 years when full pension will be restored. It will be the same month in which you received your first pension.
g)  In case one retires just at the beginning of any any CPC a new corrg-PPO will be issued in few days as and when CPC is implemented, Keep a note in your pension Diary.
h)   The pension paying agency bank (PDA) and your account number be checked on the PPO, Ensure following is known and done:-
i)  Know the bank CPPC, check from your branch the mailing address phone number and the email ID of your CPC.
ii)  The pension  account must be joint with your spouse. in most cases wives donot bother to operate the same, hence keep a photo copy of the acct opening form where she had put her signatures. Alternatively in your pension diary keep a smaple of  her signatures as record.
iii)   Make barest minimum transactions from this account, Open another account for day to day routine transactions. You will need the passbook entries even after 20 years of your retirement. It is to ensure that your passbook covers larger period before it is closed.
iv)   The pension passbook is very important and must not be loosly kept.
v)   Retain all old Passbooks of pension acct. If need be keep scanned copies in cloud.
vi)  it may also be worthwhile to obtain your year wise statement from the bank even if one has to shell out some money for the same.
vii)  Ensure all nominations are in place as far as your bank acct is concerned.
viii) For retirees after jan 2016 Aadhaar Number should also be mentioned.
7,  Extended Army Group Insurance. The AGI would have retained some money as one time subsciption to give you extended life insurance. It has an expiry date. This is a very important document and must be kept in Original documents folder along with PPO.
8.  Be aware of your pension entitlements from day one and update your self with any changes as they are announced. Please rmeber that neither the PCDA nor the Bank is bothered about your pension. Donot show carelessness in this.
       NOTE :- We have seen many pensioners suffering at the hands f the banks. An ignorant pensioner is NO BECHARA, and don’t be one.
9.   The service HQ would have issued a small service book giving details f your service, retain it in ORIGINAL DOCUMENTs FOLDER.
10.  Income Tax. Ensure you have filed your last ITR with your last ITO and hve obtained the NO DUES Certificate from the ITO. You will be filing your next return at the place where you are settled.
i)   Retain all ITRs and assessments received on line.
ii)  Quickly learn to file your Return on line, its simple donot bank on CAs.
iii) Disability element and the service elements are tax free in case you have disability of min 20%.
iv) In case you are decorated with SM (Gallantry) or above, your pension in Tax free. There are some formalities to be observed so be aware of these.
11.  Ensure nominations for the Life time Arrears of Pension and Platinum Grant (AGIF) are in order and in place. you can read more about them in this site, go through The Index of the Site to reach the required post here.
12. We are sure you have already received your canteen as well as ECHS Cards, do update yourself about your entitlements and note them down in your diary. We have covered ECHS related issues in our blog site for your reference,
13.   Donot get allured by Banks and agents foir investing your money on market related issues, you are likely to be taken for a ride. Do not worry about the interest part it may be less but go for Govt Securities. You must secure your Capital in the long run.
14.  There are likely many legal issues which you must be aware of. The first and foremost is your WILL.  Remember without a WILL from you the spouse will share your assets along with children.
Write down your will on a piece of paper in hand JUST NOW sign it as also get two witnesses to sign as witness to your signatures. Even a WILL in manuscript is valid in court. You can have the same typed etc etc. As per my Lawyer “ALL FOR MY WIFE” is a good enough WILL. Any way you can see the sample WILL on our site. Do not divulge the contents of your WILL to the beneficiaries.  Do not delay it any further. In the absence of a WILL the family is left in total lurch. See that all your property papers are 100% in order and ready for sale or transfer when the need arises.
15.  Keep full control on your Finances and Assets, just do not loosen it during your life time, if you do, in 99% probability, you may find your self on road side or at best in a OLd Age home, at the critical juncture in life. Love your children, help them when in need but let the “MOH MAYA” not overtake your better sense, let them inherit your assets after both of you ae gone.
16.  This compilation is not exhaustive, there are still many more issues which keep cropping, we do endure to update from time to time.
   KEEP YOURSELF UPDATED – On Pension, ECHS, Income Tax, Finances incl Investments, Legal Issues like Property and move able Assets, Your WILL and other documents.   You will find many e-books, pamphlets and documents which we have retained on our site, take time to go through.


Pak-based JeM directs its cadres to strengthen ‘jihad’ in Kashmir

Pak-based JeM directs its cadres to strengthen ‘jihad’ in Kashmir

Such statements by JeM from Pakistan have exposed Islamabad’s malicious designs in Jammu and Kashmir. Reuters file

Karachi, May 5

Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed has directed its cadres to step up and intensify its ‘Jihad’ in Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing a gathering at its Markaz known as Beteha Masjid in Karachi, JeM commander Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar claimed responsibility for the April 26 grenade attack in the Tral township of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.Rauf said in his speech, “During the ongoing ‘Daura Tafseer’, news of JeM cadres fighting at battlefronts (in J&K) was pouring in. On April 25 JeM cadres were engaged in fighting against the enemy and were killed the day after (April 26). Their funeral processions were being carried out and, meanwhile, another team of JeM launched attack to take revenge of killings of cadres on the previous day.”Such statements by JeM from Pakistan have exposed Islamabad’s malicious designs in Jammu and Kashmir.Rauf motivated cadres and told them not to forget the real motive for and behind ‘Jihad’. He said, “At the battlefront, there is no dearth of ‘Mujahideen’, who have been waiting in queues to enter into J&K to kill the enemy.The Jaish-e-Mohammed has been banned in Pakistan since 2002, but it continues to train terrorists in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and provides them weapons to create troubles in Jammu and Kashmir.Having maintained close relations with the Taliban and al Qaeda, it has carried out several attacks primarily in Jammu and Kashmir.Rauf has asked its cadres to be mentally and physically ready to join cadres at battlefield. “The war of ‘jihad’ is entering into an extremely dangerous phase, where enemies would be trying to eliminate Mujahideen from well inside their own locations. Time is likely to come when Mujahideen and others will have to take shelter in forests and plan strategy of survival.”From January to April this year, 55 terrorists have been killed by the security forces in the Kashmir Valley. A majority of these terrorists were from Pakistan who crossed the border to create disturbances in Jammu and Kashmir.On several occasions, India has accused Pakistan of sheltering terrorists and providing them open space to wage ‘jihad’ in the Kashmir Valley. ANI