Former IAF chief PV Naik calls for 'ruthless measures' to kill intruders without warning to combat militancy in Kashmir
Former IAF head Air Chief Marshal P V Naik has called for “ruthless measures”—including the use of air power and special zones where intruders can be killed without a warning—to combat militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian Air Force veteran, in an interview to PTI, suggested a slew of methods, which, he said, could be “better accomplished” under a few months of Governor's Rule.
“Hard decisions will have to be taken...It (the situation) demands something which others feel we as a nation lack: Ruthlessness,” he said.
Naik, who was the IAF chief from 2009 to 2011, said there had to be a “more effective use” of air power, so far “underutilised” in the valley.