Kashmir: ‘Operation all-out’ to continue in 2018: Police Chief 

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JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dr S P Vaid on Saturday said ‘Operation all-out’, an offensive launched by the forces to flush out militants, would continue in the state in 2018, adding, the new year would be less troublesome as the situation in the Valley was fast limping back to normal. Vaid was replying to a query on the possible impact on the state after the killing of over 200 militants under the operation last year.
 “The credit for the success (in killing over 200 militants this year) goes to the jawans and officers of the security forces who worked hard during the operation, especially those who sacrificed their lives,” the DGP said. Vaid said, “I do not think the next year will be challenging like this one. The next year will be better”.
Expressing concern over drug trafficking in the state, the police chief sought cooperation of people in rooting out the menace. Earlier addressing a function organised by the Police Hospital, Jammu, the DGP said there cannot be a better welfare activity for police personnel than having a good health facility. “Our dream is to have an independent building for police hospital. We have a good plan for the new building. We are looking for the financial part,” he added.