Army says pressure mounting on militants to infiltrate
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, July 16: The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 16 Corps, Lieutenant General, Rameshwar Roy has said the militants from across the border were desperate to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army Commander claimed that the militants have not changed their strategy. “There is no change in the strategy of militants. They are facing immense pressure to infiltrate into Indian Territory,” the GOC told reporters here.
He paid homage to Major Amit Thange who was killed in gun battle with militants in Beri Rakh forests on July 13. “The militants want to infiltrate into our side by any means, their efforts always remain that once they fire somebody get killed or injured. The attention gets diverted on that particular area where firing is on and they take advantage of other area to infiltrate to this side,” the GOC said.
“We understand the tactics being adopted by the militants and there is no dilution in our counter-infiltration grid,” he added.
Giving details of the encounter in Beri Rakh forests in Mendhar area, Lt General Roy said that the army again developed a contact with militants Thursday morning and the body of militant was also recovered from the forest area.
He said a weapon, a metal sheet and Holy Quran was recovered from the killed militant.
“Four militants are still caught in the forest area where security forces have laid cordon,” he added.
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