Security situation ‘fragile’ along LoC: Army

Security situation ‘fragile’ along LoC: Army

Kangra (HP): There has been no change in ‘terror’ infrastructure across the Line of Control after Imran Khan took charge as Pakistan prime minister, the Indian Army said on Wednesday and termed as “fragile” the security situation along the LoC due to continuous attempts by Pakistan to push infiltrators into Jammu and Kashmir.
General Officer commanding in chief (GoC-in-C), Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh also said that a winter strategy will be put in place along the LoC and other areas in J-K to ensure militants do not succeed in their designs.
Replying to questions on controversial remarks by politicians on killing of PhD scholar turned terrorist Manan Wani and radicalisation among educated youths, he said while the Army is “cognizant of ground realities”, the force “does not get perturbed” by statements “politicising or non-politicising” militancy related incidents and remains focussed on the task entrusted to it.
“The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under control. However, the situation remains fragile (along LoC), because of the attempts by Pakistan to be able to continue to push infiltrators into the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Lt Gen Ranbir Singh told PTI in reply to a question about security situation along border and hinterland in Jammu and Kashmir.
Asked whether there has been any thinning of terrorist infrastructure following Imran Khan taking charge as Pakistan prime minister in mid-August, Lt Gen Singh said, “As per inputs available with us, there is no change in the terrorist infrastructure across the LoC in PoK”.
The commander said that the Army keeps receiving several reports of attempts of infiltration by Pakistan-trained militants into the country.
“Our counter infiltration grid at LoC and various tiers of the grid, right up to hinterland, is very effective. It is because of that, over at period of time, we have been able to neutralised a large number of terrorists who have been trying to infiltrate,” he said.