Large Number Of Militants Waiting To Cross Over: GOC Tiger Div9 January 2010
Jammu: General Officer Commanding of the army’s Tiger Division, Major General K Surendranath, Saturday said there was a constant pressure on the troops for tackling infiltration bids on the Line of Control and International Border during the current winter. “We have inputs of presence of militants in camps and launching pads across the border who of late have been looking for infiltration into Indian territory through the LoC and International Border,” Surendranath said while talking to media persons at Satwari in Jammu. Pointing to the infiltration bid in Pargwal area of Akhnoor Saturday morning, he said troops saw some wires cut in the fencing from Pakistan side. “However, the troops fired and pushed them back, foiling the infiltration attempt,” the GOC said. On the current security situation in Jammu region, the GOC said the militants have turned towards International Border due to the blockage of the passes due to heavy snow, but most of their attempts have been foiled by the forces. “All the high passes in the hilly terrains of Jammu region in Rajouri and Poonch districts have closed due to heavy snowfall, making militant infiltration routes inaccessible,” he said. “The BSF is doing well on International Border and has already put in place its winter border management plan,” he said adding, “Although the militants are trying to take advantage of the inclement weather conditions, which includes foggy conditions at the border, however the BSF on the border and Army on the LoC have foiled all such attempts of the militants.” Earlier, while inaugurating an exhibition ‘Know Your Army’, Surendranath said such exhibitions provided an excellent platform to the youth and children for knowing the army.