July 2004 News

Hizbul to adopt new guerrilla tactics against Indian troops

26 July 2004
The Indian Express
Press Trust of India

Islamabad: Pakistan-based militant group Hizbul Mujahideen has said that it is adopting new style guerrilla tactics and latest technology to inflict more casualties on Indian troops in J-K. ‘‘We have adopted a new style of guerrilla war in the Valley and are using the latest technology to fight the Indian Army,’’ Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin told a select group of reporters yesterday, the Daily Times reported. This was the first interaction of the Hizbul leader with the media after the Pakistan government claimed to have imposed restrictions on different militant groups. Claiming that militancy in Kashmir has entered a new phase, he said the fencing along the LoC will not deter his militants from crossing over. On the Indo-Pak talks, he alleged that India had never been serious towards resolving the Kashmir issue and was buying time in the name of talks with Pakistan. ‘‘Efforts to improve relations in the field of trade, culture and sports was aimed at creating mistrust between Kashmiris and Pakistanis,’’ he said.


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