Terrorist groups determined to create disturbance in valley : GOC

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 A day after a major infiltration bid was foiled and five Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed along the Line of Control, a senior Army officer on Friday said there has been a constant endeavour from Pakistan to disturb the prevailing peace and vitiate the security environment in Jammu and Kashmir.

The General officer Commanding of Kupwara based 28 Infantry Division, Major General Girish Kalia said the defence establishments in Pakistan and terrorist groups are determined to create disturbance in the valley.

The Army officer said security forces and government agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have been working tirelessly with great energy to maintain peace and tranquility in the Union Territory.

“Due to these relentless efforts, the security situation has improved tremendously especially in the last 3 to 4 years. This has paved the way for development and promotion of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.

This normalcy has brought prosperity and growth which has somehow not gone well with inimical elements. That is why there has been a constant endeavor from across the Line of Control to disturb this peace and vitiate the security environment in Jammu and Kashmir,” Maj Gen Kalia said during a media interaction in Kupwara.

The Army officer said continuous attempts of infiltration were being made from across the LoC.

“In the last eight months, we had 10 such attempts in our divisional area of responsibility which have resulted in elimination of 27 terrorists and recovery of large quantities of war-like stores,” he said.

The GoC said in addition, they have also recovered a huge quantity of narcotics which establishes a deep nexus between the defence establishments in Pakistan and terrorist groups.

“They are all determined to create disturbance in the valley and impact the future of the generations in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

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