Shailesh Kumar, National Defence,
New Delhi, 23 May 2017
Indian Army in a major fire assault destroyed the Pakistan Army’s forward posts which supported terrorists to infiltrate through launch pads across the line of control. There has been some major fire assault action in Naushera Sector. ADGPI Major General Ashok Narula in a press statement said, “As part of our counter – terrorism operation, punitive fire assault across line of control are being undertaken by the Indian Army”.
“Pak Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators by engaging our forward troops from their weapon emplacements and pill boxes closer to the line of control. At times they have not been hesitated to target villages in the proximity of Line of Control. As part of our counter-terrorism strategy and to ensure that infiltration is curbed and initiatives remains with us, the Indian Army proactively dominates Line of Control. While doing so, locations aiding infiltration of terrorists are being targeted”.
“Infiltrations are likely to increase with melting of snow and opening of passes. Operations like Naugam where four terrorists were neutralized on 20-21 May 2017 are the instances. This calls for even more pro-active counter – terrorism operations”.
“We want peace and tranquility in the state of J&K. For this purpose it is essential that the infrastructure along line of control are controlled, which is essential to bring down the numbers of terrorists in J&K so that youths of J&K are not adversely influenced by terrorists from across”.
“A recent action by our troops in the Naushera Sector has caused some damage to the Pak Army posts, which are supporting infiltrations. This is part of our overall strategy to counter terrorism”.