Corps Commander of the Army’s Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, Lt Gen B S Raju on Saturday, said that the number of militants who infiltrated into this side of the Line of Control (LoC) so far this year was less than 30. Lieutenant General BS Raju, Corps Commander of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps said, “There were infiltration attempts which we have foiled.
LOC situation is under control, ceasefire violation is being done by Pakistan but in the last few days, we have got control over that too. We have been successful in controlling the infiltration across borders to a far extent.”
Comparing the infiltration activities in 2019, General Raju said, “Last year, 130 people infiltrated, but this year, the number is below 30. This is a huge change that will help in internal situations also.” He said that the army saw two-three people sending some things to a tube tied with a rope in the Kishanganga river.
According to the officer, the soldiers rushed to the spot and recovered four AK 74 rifles, eight magazines and 240 cartridges packed in two bags. The area was cordoned off and the search operation is on. He said that this was another conspiracy of terrorists to smuggle arms and ammunition from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, but the swift action of the alert troops successfully thwarted it.
BS Raju, said that there has been no change in the intention of Pakistan. “Pakistan tried to send four AK 74 rifles and a tube of ammunition through the Kishanganga river in Keran sector this morning, but our watchful soldiers,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function in the nearby Rangreth area here.
With the help of monitoring equipment, the cache was recovered. This shows that there has been no change in the intention of Pakistan. We will continue to thwart their efforts in future also. The corps commander said, “There have been similar attempts in Keeran, Tangdhar, Jammu sector and Punjab too.”
Its main purpose is to keep the people of Kashmir always involved in terrorism. But our resolve is to stop the weapon from coming in such a way that people here are least harmed. We expect cooperation from the people in this so that we can stop terrorism. ”
“Our intelligence agency have input that 200-250 terrorists are ready on launching pads for infiltration, but we will foil their plans,” he added. General said, “New recruitment went low in the last six months but since last month, it had increased.
Many terrorists who had gone across are surrendering which is a good indicator.” In a positive development, he said, “In many areas of South Kashmir the situation got very peaceful for the last few months by eliminating many foreign and local militants.”