Army commander says 'not easy to infiltrate' along LoC

The security grid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is firmly in place and infiltration will not be easy, a top army official said on Friday.

Jammu: The security grid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is firmly in place and infiltration will not be easy, a top army official said on Friday.

"As far as infiltration is concerned, we are quite vigilant on LoC and the fence. I do not think it will be that easy to infiltrate," General Officer Commanding (GoC), 16 Corps (White Knight Corps), Lt Gen RR Nimbhorkar, told reporters here today

He was replying to a volley of questions about the infiltration, ceasefire violations and security situation and ISIS footprint.

"The security grid is in place and our troops are geared up for any kind of the eventuality. We are strong and well equipped to deal with any situation," the GoC said.

Asked whether the firing and ceasefire violation by Pakistan is aimed at aiding infiltration by militants, he said it is the modus operandi which Pakistan undertakes as far as infiltration of militants is concerned.

On the general security situation along the border and internal areas, Lt Gen Nimbhorkar said "the (security) situation is alright. There is no criticality".

As far as escalation in ceasefire violations is concerned, he said it is difficult to answer. "As far as military point of view is concerned, I cannot find any reason behind escalation in border skirmishes. We would have do much more analysis to find the reason," he said.

Asked whether the expanding footprint of ISIS in PoK and other regions is a concern, the Army officer said it is a concern all over the world. "The international community is aware of danger it poses," he added. 

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