Cross-border infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has fallen by 70 per cent in 2020 year-on-year
Bengaluru: As per a report in Hindustan Times, cross-border infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has fallen by 70 per cent in 2020 year-on-year.
Lt Gen BS Raju, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Indian Army's 15 Corps, sharing the figure, exuded that the forces are in full control of the LoC and remain prepared for all contingencies.
The website quoted him as saying, "The Line of Control remains fairly active because Pakistan desires to push in the terrorists and do some mischief in our forward areas. Presently due to the snow levels, the area of infiltration has definitely shrunk a bit so some sanity prevails on the LoC right now."
Lt Gen Raju also asserted with confidence that the Indian Army has a strong counter-infiltration grid based on an anti-infiltration obstacle system which involves physical obstacles, soldiers and technologies which guard, detect and neutralise the infiltrators.
Lt Gen Raju also added that though this system goes through the rigours of snow every year, it is then put back in place to ensure its efficacy in the summers.
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Last Updated Jan 18, 2021, 2:37 PM IST