We don't communalise martyrs, those making statements don't know the Army: Lt Gen Anbu, northern command chief

An officer pays tribute to CRPF soldier Mohammad Mujahid Khan during a wreath-laying ceremony at CRPF Headquarters in Srinagar on Tuesday. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 14, 2018, 08.18 AM (IST)

Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu, General Officer, Northern Command said today that social media was a big factor for the increase in terror-related activities as the youth are increasingly using it on a large scale.

"The youth joining terrorism is a concern, we need to address this trend," Lt Gen Anbu said.

Addressing a press conference, the northern command chief said anyone who has arms and is against the state, is a terrorist, adding that terror organizations  Hizbul Mujahideen, JeM and LeT are hand-in-glove in the Kashmir Valley.

Taking a dig at those who recently whipped up the issue of religion in the Indian Army, Lt Gen Anbu said: "We don't communalise martyrs, those making statements don't know the Army well."

On the recent spate of terror attacks, Lt Gen Anbu declared that the enemy was "frustrated"  so it was trying to attack "soft targets".

"Last year we focused on the leadership and eliminated it," he said.