No infiltration since Jan: Army
‘Militants Using Internet, Facebook’
Nagrota (Jammu), July 16: Maintaining that multi-tier security setup is in place along Indo-Pak border, Army Saturday said there has been no successful infiltration attempt along Line of Control (LOC) since January this year.
“There is no successful attempt of infiltration (along LoC) on our side. None of infiltration has been successful since January this year,” General Officer Commanding (GOC), 16 Corps, Lt Gen J P Nehra told reporters at the launch of a plantation drive launch here.
There were few attempts – four to five - which were foiled. They (militants) will not be successful, he said.
Lt Gen Nehra said that multi-tier deployment, better surveillance devices, waning support to militancy, Pakistan’s internal situation and cooperation of local populace, police and administration were some of the reasons for “lull” on the borders and LoC.
Nehra was replying to media on infiltrations, security situation, militants and lull on the Indo-Pak borders in South of Pir Panchal.
If there is no infiltration, it does not mean that they are not attempting infiltrations. They are making attempts, he said, adding that, they are disturbed for not being successful in engineering infiltrations.
Our people are alert.
They will try to take benefit of bad weather conditions, but we will foil their attempts, Nehra added.
“We have deployed surveillance devices, which can keep a watch in bad weather conditions and during the nights. We have set a multi-tier deployment system,” he said.
400 MILITANTS IN 42 CAMPS
GOC said over 400 militants are holed up in around 42 camps close to the LOC while 175 Hizb and LeT ultras are present in hinterland, with most of them being inactive.
“As per intelligence inputs, there are 42 camps, some of them are close to the Line of Control and 400-450 militants are in the camps. When and where they will attempt to infiltrate, they will be watched,” Lt Gen J P Nehra said.
“The remaining militants operating in hinterland will be tracked down,” he said.
Lt Gen Nehra said militants in Jammu and Kashmir have now started relying more on internet and social networking sites, besides manual communication.
“Militants are using internet, facebook in addition to manual communication, marking a change of trend. Mobile connectivity is being less used now. The reason being that mobiles are easily intercepted,” he said.
‘NO UNUSUAL ACTIVITY ON BORDER’
Gen Nehra said that there is no unusual activity seen along the Indo-Pak border after the Mumbai blasts.
“On the other side of the border (Pak side), there is no unusual activity seen after Mumbai blasts,” he said.
“We are alert. If anything (misadventure) was done on our border, we will give befitting reply,” Gen Nehra said.
On Amarnath Yatra, the GOC said that the CRPF was doing its job to secure highway and en route to shrine but the army too was playing its role wherever it was required.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Jul 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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