General Kapoor warns of cross-border infiltration

DELHI: Chief of Indian Army, General Deepak Kapoor says there has been a rise in cross-border infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir from the Pakistani side, reports DawnNews.

Addressing the media in New Delhi on the eve of India’s Army Day, General Kapoor noted that the infrastructure of terror outfits operating from Azad Jammu and Kashmir remains intact and 700 terrorists were waiting to cross the Line of Control.

“The infrastructure across the LC (Line of Control) is concerned on the other side is very much intact and there are all out efforts being made from the other side to push in as many infiltrators as possible,” he said.

He also rubbished recent reports of India losing any part of land to China.

“As far as the number of troops are concerned the attitude of the Chinese and our (India’s) attitude is alright and there are regular border personnel meetings and there is no other area as I told earlier that Indian territories have shrunk. That’s a wrong thing. Whenever there are any differences we have a mechanism and between India and China there is border peace and tranquillity agreement signed in 1993. According to which it is laid down that whenever there is problem that we can discuss it between each other on the hotline or after calling a border personnel meet, a clarification be sought,” added General Kapoor.

Earlier last week, a section of the media reported that India has lost vast tracts of land to China along the line of actual control (LAC) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minster Omar Abdullah had also expressed concern over the media reports of India losing land to China.

General Kapoor said that the Army-to-Army relations between India and China are functioning in the right direction.


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