JAMMU, Jan 15 (PTI): A day after the Union Government announced it is considering reducing the strength of security forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army today said that the present situation in the state does not allow cut down of troops and the decision should be reconsidered.
"Present situation in Kashmir does not allow cut down of troops and it should be reconsidered," General Officer Commanding in Chief Northern Command (GOC-in-C), Lt Gen K T Parnaik told reporters at Akhnoor, 35 kms from here.
"The situation at present is not conducive for withdrawal of troops... It's a very dynamic process you have peace somewhere, you have instability somewhere else and this situation keeps on changing. I don't think it is right time for us to think of troop reduction as of now," he said after attending an official function at Akhnoor.