In the wake of surgical strikes and many infiltration bid from Pakistan soil, the Indian Army on Tuesday said it was prepared to deal with any misadventure from across the LoC by Pakistani troops.
In a media interaction with reporters, General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt. Gen. Satish Dua said: “Along the LoC, our preparedness is of the highest degree. The Indian Army is ready to deal with any misadventure from across the LoC, whether it is by regulars or otherwise.”
There has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from across the LoC, but the Army foiled most of these bids as is evident from the encounters taking place near the LoC, Dua said. “I do admit that some infiltration has taken place, but the encounters along the LoC and the number of militants eliminated shows the preparedness of the Army,” he added.
Lt. Gen. Dua, however, refused to comment on the surgical strikes by the Army in PoK last month, saying that, the Armed Force and the political leadership had already said whatever was to be said about it, according to a news agency report.
“I do not have any different point of view,” he added.
Lt. Gen. Dua responded while there were some misguided youths who take part in protests, the majority were with the Armed Forces, when asked if there was a trust deficit between the Army and the Kashmiri youth.
“Recently, one of our vehicles met with an accident and our jawans were trapped inside the vehicle. It was the local Kashmiri youths who extricated the jawans. We have conducted some anti-militancy operations recently and the youths have not indulged in stone pelting after the purpose of the operation was explained to them,” Dua said.
There has been many infiltration bid foiled by Indian Army since the surgical strike conducted by Indian Army across the Line-of-Control. The two countries, India and Pakistan, have been on boil following the surgical strike.