Day after Hizb commander conveyed in his video message that Amarnath Yatra was not their target, Army on Wednesday ruled out any threat of militant attack on the upcoming pilgrimage.
"We do not see militants posing any threat to Yatra," said GOC Victor Force Major General Ashok Narola while replying to queries from media persons during a function at 1 RR camp at High Ground here.
Narola, however, when reminded about the statement from Director General BSF about the possibility of militant attack on yatra said the matter got cleared later and there is nothing like that.
Interestingly, Hizb militant commander Wani had in a video message on Tuesday said:
"Militants have no plan and will never attack pilgrims who arrive in Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra. They are pilgrims and we will not attack them."
GOC, however, said that the army was ready to face any challenge.
"We are committed to ensure smooth conduct of yatra and are putting in place the same strategy as we have been in the past so as to foil any attempts of it being disrupted," said Narola
Responding to Hizb commanders threat of attacking policemen, Narola said: "The men in uniform can never be soft targets as we are trained to tackle the situation well."