Lt Gen DS Hooda, GoC of White Knight corps, Monday claimed that the infiltrators from across the line of control are targeting forward Indian posts ahead of the fence in desperation as alert Indian troops have foiled all their attempts at infiltration in the recent months.
Interacting with media persons after dedicating the Battal Bridge constructed by Project Sampark of the Border Roads Organsiation on Kappagala-Battal in Ahknoor tehsil of Jammu GOC 16 corps said, the activities of infiltrators along the line of control have increased for past 2-3 months as compared to previous year.
“Infiltration attempts are also on the rise but the alert Indian jawans are maintaining tight vigil and have foiled recent infiltration bids”. Commenting on the strategy of the infiltrators GOC Lt-Gen Hooda said as infiltrators are desperate to sneak inside the India territory.
He said infiltrators are targeting the forward Indian posts ahead of the fence in desperation. He said the obstacle system along the line of control is in place and no successful infiltration attempt has been reported in the region.
Commenting on the estimated number of infiltrators present across the launching pads in POK in Jammu region Lt-Gen Hooda said as per the latest assessment and based on inputs 250-300 infiltrators are camping across launching pads. He said the army jawans are trying to dominate the line of control to prevent any successful infiltration bid.