Srinagar, Oct 12: General Officer Commanding (GoC), 15 Corps, Lieutenant General D.P. Pandey Tuesday said army is absolutely vigilant and prepared to foil infiltration attempts and there is no requirement for additional troops or lessening their numbers at the Line of Control (LoC).
He also said anti-militancy operations launched by the army in the past few days were based on human intelligence.
Addressing reporters on the sidelines of a function at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), the GoC said the civilian killings in Kashmir are highly condemnable.
“I would not like to connect any operation with the events that took place in Srinagar or elsewhere,” he said on the recent anti-militancy operations launched by the army.
“Security forces and people need to be very careful to keep the communal harmony intact,” he added.
On infiltration attempts, the GoC 15 Corps said militants across the border will try to make last-ditch efforts to infiltrate into the Indian side before the onset of winter.
“We have been getting inputs. There have been two infiltration attempts in the Uri and Rampur sectors, which were not only foiled but terrorists were killed and eliminated,” he said.
General Pandey also said the inputs will keep on coming and “I can assure you that we are absolutely vigilant on the LoC. We will not allow any infiltrators to come through. One or two who will come through will be eliminated with the help of the people on Kashmir inside the Kashmir Valley.”
The GoC also paid tributes to the five troopers killed in an anti-militancy operation at Dera Ki Gali on the Poonch-Rajouri border yesterday.