'Adversary' choosing Pir Panjal, IB to push in infiltrators; air-drop weapons, ammo: Army Chief

Says 2022 saw less infiltration, 18 infiltrators killed in 12 attempts
Army Chief, Gen Manoj Pandey
Army Chief, Gen Manoj PandeyANI

New Delhi, Jan 12: Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pandey Thursday said that there was a significant decline in infiltration attempts in 2022 in Jammu and Kashmir as 18 infiltrators were killed in 12 attempts from across the fence. 

He also said that army and BSF have procured drone jammers to foil the bids of “adversary” to air-drop weapons and drugs along the IB (international border) in Jammu region. 

News agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that, while addressing the annual day presser of army in Delhi, the army chief said the year 2022 saw a significant dip in infiltration level and figures. “The year 2022 saw only 12 attempts of infiltration in J&K in which 18 infiltrators were killed,” General Pandey said.

He said that the army’s counter infiltration grid is strong even though the enemy is now preferring other routes that includes Pir Panjal, Jammu and International Border to push in infiltrators and air-drop weapons etc

Replying to a query about drone challenges, he said that the army has procured drone jammers and other equipment to counter the air-dropping of weapons, ammunition and drugs. “The efficacy of such equipment is great,” he said. 

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