Terrorists on run in J&K: GOC-in-C

Terrorists on run in J&K: GOC-in-C

10 January 2012
The Daily Excelsior


Jammu: GOC-in-C Northern Command Lt-Gen K T Parnaik today asked jawans to continue maintaining strict vigil along the border to defeat the nefarious designs of inimical forces perpetrating proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir. The General accompanied by wife Anagha Parnaik, President Regional Family Welfare Organisation, Northern Command was on a two-day visit to White Knight Corps. They were received by Lt Gen A S Nandal, GOC White Knight Corps and Madhu Nandal, Chairperson, White Knight Family Organization. During his visit, the Army Commander interacted with troops along the Line of Control in Akhnoor Sector and Nangi Tekri area in bordering Poonch district and in the hinterland of Jammu region, an official spokesman in a statement issued here said. The Army Commander while lauding the jawans asked them to be more alert to defeat the nefarious designs of forces perpetrating proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir. However, the fact that numerous infiltration attempts have been foiled successfully should not 'lull us into complacency,' the Army Commander said. Lt Gen Parnaik reviewed defence preparedness and the ongoing counter infiltration operations in both sectors for their steadfastness in maintaining the sanctity of the Line of Control. He paid rich tributes to the resoluteness of the soldiers who foiled all attempts of infiltration in 2011. Addressing the jawans, he said, 'troops deployed on the LoC have an onerous task which demands highest degree of alertness and determination. Jawans have time and again lived up to the expectations of the nation inspite of daunting challenges'. He exhorted them to continue strict vigil so as to defeat the nefarious designs of inimical forces perpetrating proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir. Later, the Army Commander visited Headquarter Counter Insurgency Forces-Uniform and Romeo at Reasi and Maniyarwala respectively. The GOC-in-C was briefed on deployment in South of Pir Panjal Ranges. Reviewing the counter militancy operations, Gen Parnaik said, 'the relentless hard work of the security forces has kept terrorists on the run. As their numbers have dwindled and leadership has been eliminated to a great extent, the operations are now entering a more difficult phase.' He said it demands excellent synergy among all security forces, intelligence agencies and the civil administration, adding 'units should continue their people friendly operations and with the support of ‘Awaam’ Army would soon be able to deal a final blow to terrorism in the State.' Mrs Parnaik reviewed the welfare measures being undertaken for the families of serving and deceased soldiers and also visited Military Hospital in Jammu to meet the patients undergoing treatment along with Ms Madhu Nandal. Later, she visited Army Goodwill Public School in Rajouri, where she interacted with school children from remote and under developed areas. While visiting the laboratory and library facilities in the school, she complimented the school staff on achieving an excellent result in the secondary board exams, which was well beyond the average result in the State. She exhorted the school staff to continue improving standards as education is the key to remove all ills from the society. The General and Mrs Parnaik this afternoon returned to Udhampur.