Rajouri, Jan 15: Around 200 heavily armed militants are waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the militants to sneak into Kashmir Valley.
On the occasion of Army Day, GOC 25 Infantry Div Major General Saranjeet Singh told that heavily armed militants are trying to infiltrate in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector.
"There are around 200-300 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of Control waiting to infiltrate into the Kashmir Valley," Singh told.
Army prepared for every situation
Major General Saranjeet Singh assured that the Army is ready in all possible manner to foil these attempts. Such attempts will be on the rise as the Republic Day approaches, he said.
He further said that the Pakistani Army is giving full support to the militants and ceasefire is being consistently violated to facilitate these infiltrators.
170 terrorists hidden in Valley
He said that around 170 militants were still active in the entire valley and the security grid of the Army was in place to "neutralise" them. This is the reason why security forces have increased search operations in the Valley and reports of constant gunbattle between security forces and militants are coming from the valley.
All the borders posts along the LoC have been alerted after inputs from intelligence agencies.
Army Day is being celebrated today
The nation is marking the Army Day on Thursday. Army Day is observed on Jan 15 every year.
The day is of great significance and is observed to commemorate the appointment of Lt Gen (later Field Marshal) K.M. Cariappa as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1949.
All three service chiefs - Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin K Dhowan and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha - paid tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at New Delhi's India Gate this morning.