Army Put on Alert to Check Infiltration

SRINAGAR: Indian army has put its troops along the Line of Control (LoC), which divides Kashmir, on alert to stop militant incursions from Pakistani side, a top Army commander said today.

Fears are growing across of an escalation in rebel incursions into Kashmir from Pakistan before winter snow blocks the Himalayan mountain passes.

“As temperatures go up and the snow starts melting, our neighbouring country Pakistan tries to push more and more terrorists into our land. But our army is alert (to scuttle the attempts),” PTI quoted General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 corps Lt Gen Om Prakash as saying.

He said alertness of the troops on the Line of Control (LoC) led to the killing of three militants who attempted to sneak into the Valley from across the border in north Kashmir a few days ago.

“Few days ago, we killed three terrorists who tried to infiltrate. So, we are alert and our surveillance is on so that we can stop infiltration,” the army commander said.

He said security forces were able to eliminate militants in the Valley with the help of the people and the day is not far when Kashmir will be completely peaceful.

“With the help of people of Jammu and Kashmir, we have fully succeeded in eliminating militancy in the state and time is not far away when Kashmir will be a heaven again,” Lt Gen Prakash said.



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