Indian forces ready to face any challenge from Pakistan: Nirmal Singh

The Deputy CM said, why Pakistan is desperate to get international approval for its recent actions
Srinagar: A soldier stands guard on a Srinagar road as authorities imposed restrictions in six police station areas of the city following appeals for a valley-wide shutdown by separatist leaders to protest Handwara firing; on April 13, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

After security forces foiled Handwara infiltration bid, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh boasted on Thursday, saying that India’s armed forces are ready to face any challenge posed by terrorist from across the border.

The Deputy CM said, why Pakistan is desperate to get international approval for its recent actions.

Nirmal Singh, speaking to reporters, said: “Actually after Uri, Pakistan, as well the terrorists, have been totally isolated, and they are very desperate to tell the people and are talking about revenge. They are trying to do it(infiltrate), but we are fully prepared, whether it is on the border or within our own territory.”

“The morale of the security forces is up. People(forces) are ready to face any situation. I visited the whole of the border to see the arrangements in camps in case there is a migration. Definitely, people are prepared for that, and, I think, ultimately, these people have to face whatever they try to do to us in the same manner,” he added.

Speaking about the  Handwara encounter, Singh has said that as per police reports this morning there was an attempt by terrorists to attack the 30 RR battalion at Langate.

As per ANI report, the attack was repelled and ultimately two bodies were recovered and third body is still lying there. Following the encounter, a search operation has started and is still going on. All the three terrorists have been neutralised.

“It is their desperation because they have been isolated in the whole world and the whole of the world is condemning them and even their own people are questioning them. In the SAARC, they have been isolated, and the SAARC has also been postponed , so was the case in the UN also. On terrorism, they are totally isolated in whole world. Definitely, in desperation, they are trying to show their presence,” Singh told ANI.

Earlier in the day, two terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara district after they opened fire outside the 30 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Langate. The terrorists, who were in army combat uniform, opened fire at around 5 a.m.