General Officer in Command (GOC) 16 corps Lt-Gen DS Hooda Friday said the Indian troops are responding strongly and effectively in response to the unprovoked firing from across the line of control.
We are responding strongly in response to the unprovoked firing by Pakistan across LoC: GOC 16 Corps
Interacting with media on the sidelines of a function at the office of Chamber of Commerce in Jammu on Friday evening Lt Gen DS Hooda told reporters, “the Indian army is strongly responding along the line of control and not allowing anyone to disturb the counter infiltration grid.”
He also said,”We are also trying to keep the heads of the enemy soldiers down so that they cannot target the civilian population in the forward areas”.
“The officers and jawans know exactly what to do.The troops are absolutely ready and taking necessary actions on the ground”.
Lt Gen Hooda said the Pak army is deliberately trying to target the civilian areas and creating panic among the common people.
He said in the recent months the Pak army has made desperate attempts to facilitate infiltration of armed infiltrators but the alert Indian troops have foiled their infiltration bids which were aimed at disturbing the counter infiltration grid.