Things would have been better in Kashmir if the local administration had not “frittered away the opportunity” and instead built up on the goodwill created by the armed forces over the past few years, Army Chief General V K Singh has said.
He further told The Indian Express that the local administration had failed to build up on the gains made over the past two years that saw a record drop in violence levels in the Valley, leading even to the withdrawal of troops from towns and cities.
“We had created a lot of goodwill and if the local administration had built up on it, things would be better. Over the past two years, after the Army was pulled out of the cities, the state administration should have reached out, but instead has frittered the opportunity away,” General Singh said.
-via Express India