Army officer Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon was speaking during a joint briefing in Srinagar.
"Anyone who has picked up the gun in Kashmir will be eliminated, unless they surrender," the army said today after three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in an operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama yesterday.
The army said that the entire leadership of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has been eliminated from the Kashmir Valley.
"Anyone, I repeat, anyone who picks up a gun will now be eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir. I urge family members to tell their loved ones to give up the gun and follow the surrender policy," army officer Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon, Corps Commander of Chinar Corps, appealed during a joint briefing by the army, the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir police. The officer said the surrender policy is "co-operative" and that it is the correct way to go. "If not, from here on, the armed forces will eliminate anybody who picks up a gun," he added.
The army said the three terrorists had been killed in "less than 100 hours" after the Pulwama terror attack, in which over 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) laid down their lives in a suicide attack in Pulwama last week. The February 14 attack is the worst terror attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.