Northern Army commander briefed about measures to foil infiltration from PaK


Srinagar: Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh, during his visit to forward areas here, was on Friday given a detailed brief about the measures taken to foil any infiltration bid from Pakistan-administered  Kashmir (PaK).

He was informed about the two successful operations, during which seven heavily armed militants were killed immediately after they sneaked into this side near the LoC.

A Defence Ministry Spokesman said on Friday evening that on the second day of his visit, Lt Gen Singh visited the forward areas of Kashmir region to review the prevailing security situation on the LoC.

Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the frontier area of Uri and Baramulla, wherein he was briefed on the counter infiltration grid and operational preparedness of the formations.

The Army Commander was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical elements.

During his interaction with the soldiers on ground, the General Officer lauded them for their high level of morale and round the clock vigil which they maintain to thwart infiltration bids by the terrorists.

The Army Commander exhorted them to continue to work with same zeal and dedication to defeat the enemy’s hostile designs, so as to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the Awaam of Kashmir.

As per official information available, 69 militants have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border till June this year. There were 133 attempts of infiltration by terrorists from across the border and there were 69 net infiltrations. It said till June this year, 14 militants were killed, while 50 others were returned from border.

A total of 123 militants entered Jammu and Kashmir, following 406 infiltration attempts from across the border in 2017. 

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