Outgoing Army Chief expects enhanced attempts of infiltration

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New Delhi, Mar. 31 (ANI): Outgoing Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Wednesday expressed confidence that security forces would be able to thwart infiltration attempts by militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) during the summer.

"We do expect enhanced attempts at infiltration this summer and the trend for that are already obvious," said Kapoor after paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.

"The infiltrations are aided and abetted by our western neighbour but we are quite sure that the security forces would be able to take care of any such attempts at infiltration and would be able to ensure a degree of peace and stability in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir as has been the trend for the last year and a half and two years," he added.

Intelligence officials say Pakistan-based militant groups have stepped up efforts to infiltrate the region across the Line of Control (LoC) or military ceasefire line after snow started melting on the high Himalayan mountain passes.

General Kapoor, who is retiring as the Army Chief on Wednesday was accorded a guard of honour.

General V K Singh has formally taken over as the country's 26th Army Chief. (ANI)

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