New Delhi, Mar 1: With the security conditions having improved remarkably in South Kashmir, the Indian army is all set in order to tackle any challenges that can possibly threaten the devotees during the Amarnath Yatra in summer. Based on previous experience, it is expected that militants are used to create threat mainly with the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Ever since 2019, i.e. after the abrogation of Article 370, the prevailing security condition in South Kashmir can be termed as stable, which is a serious improvement.
The annual Amarnath pilgrimage begins in June-July, on the traditional 36-km-long Pahalgam route, that is located in the Anantnag district. Another shorter 14-km-long Baltal route is located in the Ganderbal district. In August, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the yatra concludes. The current conditions of the entire valley are favorable for a peaceful Amarnath Yatra, because of the consistent efforts of the army over the time. Besides the army too has also assured for a safe yatra with an assurance of appropriate decisions to be taken against miscreants.