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    300-400 militants ready to infiltrate into this side: Army Chief General MM Naravane




    Says People in J&K feeling releived from militancy, over 200 militants killed last year, heightened counter-infiltration grid foiled many infiltration attempts


    Tasaduq Hussain 


    Jammu, Jan 15 (KNO): Complementing the troops for successful  anti militancy operations, the Army chief General MM Naravane Friday said 300 to 400 militants ard ready to infiltrate into this side and that people of J&K were "feeling releived from the menace of militancy."


    Army chief Naravane was adressing Army Day function at Ladakh. He  termed the Chinese aggression in eastern Ladakh as China's conspiracy to change the status quo. 


    Addressing the gathering, the Indian Army chief Naravane as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that the last year has been full of challenges for the Indian Army. "There were unilateral attempts in eastern Ladakh and a befitting reply was given", he said.    

     

    "No one can test our patience", he said.  


    The army chief said that the sacrifice of oldiers in Galwan Valley won't go waste. "Indian army won't let anyone harm the sovereignty and integrity of the Nation", he said.  


    He said that the deliberations through different levels were held but no one should attempt to encroach "our territory."  


    "To get the overall situation under control talks between the senior military commanders took place eight times. On the ground of mutual and equal security and the attempts will continue", the army chief said.  


    Complementing the troops, the army chief said that "despite the cold and challenges, the morale of troops is higher than the mountains there they are guarding."



    Talking bout the overall situation and operations carried out in past one year in J&K UT the Army chief said that Pakistan is still sponsoring the militancy and making every desperate attempt to infiltrate militants into Jammu and Kashmir. 


    "There are around 300-400 militants at the launchpads across the border who are ready to infiltrate," he said. 


    It is said that there is a 54 percent increase in the ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir which depicts the "ill intentions of Pakistan." 


    "Pakistan made attempts to smuggle weapons into J&K through tunnels and by using drones", the army chief said.  


    "With different operations and heightened counter-infiltration grid not only the enemy suffered a heavy loss but the number of infiltration attempts was foiled by the Indian army", he said.  


    About the number of militants killed across J&K, the army chief said that "Last year Indian Army in operations close to the Line of Control (LoC) and counter militancy operations killed more than 200 militants in Jammu and Kashmir."  


    With all such approaches from the Indian army, the overall situation has improved in Jammu and Kashmir and people have a sign of relief in the region, he said. 



    He also announced the launch of the 'Indian Army' application and said it'll help the people especially the youth across India—(KNO)

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