Mumbai: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane said on Thursday that there has been an increase in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control as Pakistan is trying to expel militants from there.
The Army Chief told ANI, “There has been an increase in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control. It was expected that (Pakistan) is trying to push the terrorists from the launchpad and various camps. It is difficult due to the winter and the ceasefire violation Is resorting to.”
“He (Pakistan) has not succeeded in infiltration as most of the infiltration attempts have been thwarted. As we have seen, he is getting desperate to push them (the terrorists),” he said.
General Narwane said that terrorist incidents in the last six months have seen a “decline” in the Kashmir Valley.
“Terrorist launches such as grenade throwing and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks or arson, Kashmir Valley has seen a significant decline in the last six months,” said General Narwane.
He further stated that Sig Sauer assault rifles and spike anti-tank missiles are being issued to the troops stationed in the forward areas.
General Narwane said, “Weapons (Sig Sauer Assault Rifles and Spike Anti-Tank Missiles) have been obtained and are being issued to troops stationed in forwarding areas.”