Infiltration Threat Looms, But Situation Under Control: GOC

SRINAGAR: General officer commanding of Army’s 15 Corps Lt. General Gurmit Singh today said, Infiltration is a threat to the security scenario in the valley but we have got a synergized intelligence gird with all the agencies and we will take on the challenges.

GOC 15 Corps  while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Rangreth Srinagar on Wednesday said, “Security situation was under control as all the intelligence agencies are sharing the information with each other. “All the security forces are working with synergized intelligence manner”.

Giving the example of security gird he said, “Recent infiltration which was foiled by Army in Kupwara district, was because the troops were alert that the attempt to infiltrate in Keran sector was foiled and five terrorists were eliminated," he said.

Answering a question regarding Markundal Sumbal killing he said, “Any loss of life of an innocent person is not acceptable. It was matter of concern for all of us our sympathies are with their family. We are investigating the matter,” he said.

Commenting on Hyderpora shoot out Lt. General Gurmit Singh said, “Our soldiers always show maximum restraint and giving their lives for the nation, our eight soldiers were killed we salute them for their scarifies,” said sing.  

He further said, “There is excellent synergy between the various security forces operating in Kashmir to counter the challenges with regard to security scenario. Jammu and Kashmir police also has got an excellent intelligence network," he added.

Answering a question regarding the number of militant training camps and launch pads active on other side of LoC, he said, “The numbers did not matter as effective intelligence would help in overcoming the challenge”.

"I would not like to go into the number of training camps and launch pads. What is of importance to me is to have intelligence about the intentions, capability and plans of the militants. I am satisfied with the intelligence efforts we have produced. The operation in Keran sector is an indication that intelligence system is in place," he said.

Giving his best wishes for the month of Ramadan to the people of Kashmir GOC said, “I congregate the people of valley for this holy month of Ramadan and my best wishes are with them. 

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