Pak violates ceasefire norms to help infiltration: Army Chief
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jaipur, Sept 23: Army Chief Gen Deepak Kapoor today said Pakistan had violated ceasefire norms recently with an intention to push in additional terrorists to Jammu and Kashmir before the onset of winter.
The Chief of Army Staff, however, said India’s troops were quite alive to such tactics and giving befitting reply to contain intrusion to the valley.
“There has been a violation by Pakistan in the last couple of days,” he told media after reviewing the Mounted Parade of 61st Cavalry at polo ground here.
“Those violations are being used as a means by Pakistan to push in additional terrorists before the winter sets in, so that there is a degree of instability in the valley and Jammu and Kashmir. Forces are quite well versed with these tactics. They are quite alive to these tactics,” Kapoor said when asked if Pakistan was violating ceasefire norms.
“We have appropriately deployed the forces and they would ensure to contain any infiltration bid further,” he said.
“Let me ensure, Indian borders are extremely safe. We are fully alive to any challenges to face... Nothing worrying on borders”.
Asked if western borders are under scanner, the Army Chief said, “As the winter is approaching, there will be defence from other side to push in infiltrators. As you would have noticed, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is peaceful for the last 7-8 months”.
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