Infiltration attempts increasing in J&K: Army
Asserting that troops are vigilant to deal infiltration along the Indo-Pak border, army on Monday said that infiltration attempts have increased in the past few months.india Updated: Sep 19, 2011 18:08 IST
Asserting that troops are vigilant to deal infiltration along the Indo-Pak border, army on Monday said that infiltration attempts have increased in the past few months.
"For the past month or month-and-half, infiltration attempts have been increasing. But we are alert and vigilant," General Officer Commanding (GOC), 16 Corps, Lt Gen J P Nehra told reporters on Sunday.
"Our LoC and border management is strong. Jawans and leaders are all motivated and ready to face any situation... Infiltration attempts have been on increase and we have been able to thwart them successfully," he said at a national seminar on 'Mapping Contemporary Pakistan'.
He said violation of ceasefire by Pakistan showed desperation since militant attempts to infiltrate have been foiled several times.
"It is a sense of desperation as they have not been successful. So far, it is out of desperation only or perhaps it is some other strategy which we are not aware of," he said.
Regarding number of terror camps, militants in Pakistan and PoK, he said that inputs keep varying and there are 42 terror camps opposite and across (south and north Kashmir).
"They (terror camps) vary from 250-500 opposite to the operational area of White Night Corps," he said.
Expressing concern over militants threating locals of Rajouri district to leave the area, he said people are also opposing them.
"Our administration, police and army have very good coordination. We will not allow their design to succeed. People are now opposing them and this is a good sign. They need peace and development which militants cannot give them," he said.
The senior army officer ruled out any attack by Pakistan troops on Indian forward post to capture it along LoC in Pallanwala and said "there was only an incident of firing not any attack. It is a rumour".
First Published: Sep 19, 2011 18:05 IST