Indian Army ready with winter strategy to foil infiltration

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Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 31 (ANI): The Indian Army on Saturday said its troops were ready with their winter strategy to foil infiltration along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a press conference at the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command, Lieutenant General B.S. Jaswal, said: "We have winter strategy ready. When there is snowfall, we adopt a winter strategy as per which we re-deploy and cover certain areas, which infiltrators would have to cross if they try to infiltrate."

"So, in those areas, heavy deployment is there as fences are covered with snow during the winters. Apart from this, there are two-three other things that are part of our winter strategy. Like there is aerial reconnaissance and our surveillance devices are deployed. So, if there is any endeavour we would definitely be able to destroy or foil the attempt," Lt.Gen. Jaswal said.

He also said that the morale of the Pakistani army was very low at present due to the turmoil in that country.

"I want to say in very clear terms, as far as infiltration is concerned, morale of the Pakistan Army is very low at this point of time. And all of you know that why do they attempt for ceasefire violation. Obviously to help the infiltrators. But, I can assure that morale of our troops is much higher," Lt.Gen. Jaswal added.

He further said that about 600 to 700 rebels are still active in Jammu and Kashmir and many were waiting to infiltrate.

"As per the measurement we use, they are approximately between 600 to 700, because this has to be an approximation. And as far s the number beyond the border is concerned, I cannot give you extrapolated figure. But, I can say that there are many who are aiting to infiltrate," Lt.Gen. Jaswal said. (ANI)

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