Infiltration Along The Line Of Control Falls Down By 70 Per Cent In 2020
Infiltration Along The Line Of Control Falls Down By 70 Per Cent In 2020Indian Army in Nowgam sector of Jammu and Kashmir (representative image)

In a positive development, the cross-border infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has fallen by 70 per cent in 2020 year-on-year, reports Hindustan Times.

Sharing the figure, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Indian Army's 15 Corps, Lt Gen BS Raju exuded that the forces are in full control of the LoC and remain prepared for all contingencies.

Lt Gen Raju emphasised, "The Line of Control remains fairly active because Pakistan desires to push in the terrorists and do some mischief in our forward areas. Presently due to the snow levels, the area of infiltration has definitely shrunk a bit so some sanity prevails on the LoC right now."

Lt Gen Raju also asserted with confidence that the Indian Army has a strong counter-infiltration grid based on an anti-infiltration obstacle system which involves physical obstacles, soldiers and technologies which guard, detect and neutralise the infiltrators.

Lt Gen Raju also added that though this system goes through the rigours of snow every year, it is then put back in place to ensure its efficacy in the summers.

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