‘Army will root out red corridor’

Published: 24th February 2013 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2013 09:26 AM   |  A+A-

Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Ramesh Halgali on Saturday said the Army would root out the red corridor from its stem.

Delivering a lecture on ‘Army and its Role in Nation Building’, organised by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Alumni Association as a part of its popular lecture series, Gen Halgali said, “Red corridor is spread across 244 districts between Tirupati and Pashupathinath (region in the east of India that experiences considerable Naxalite communist insurgency). You will very soon see the red corridor getting transformed into pink and to white before it is eventually rooted it out slowly.”

“If we are successful in Kashmir it is because we started treating people there as our brothers and sisters. We responded to their problems. The Army has provided the best of educational institutions, medical facilities etc. Therefore, we are successful today after struggling for 22 years,” he added.

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