JK News Today
Jammu, January 11: On the eve of Army Day ( January 15) , the army chief Gen Manoj Pande on Thursday stated that terror activities in Rajouri- Poonch belt have become a matter of concern even when the situation in the valley has stabilised.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi today, Gen. Pande sketched a picture of J&K situation, particularly in respect of Rajouri- Poonch over the past five to six months – 19 soldiers were killed by terrorists in the sub region of Pir Panchal in the calendar year of 2023.
General Manoj Pande, said that the situation and terrorist activities in Rajouri and Poonch in the last 5-6 months have been an issue of concern and because peace is coming in the valley, our adversaries are encouraging proxy wars in the area.”The situation and terrorist activities in Rajouri and Poonch in the last 5-6 months have been an issue of concern to us. By 2003, terrorism in this area was fully disseminated and peace was established there until 2017-18. Because peace is coming in the valley, our adversaries are encouraging proxy wars in the area. The Pakistan Army is trying to aggregate terrorism in the Rajouri Poonch area.” said CoAS General Manoj Pande was speaking at the annual press conference ahead of Army Day on January 15.
As far as the situation in JK is concerned, the ceasefire understanding along the LoC continues to hold. Even though we see infiltration attempts, which we have been able to thwart… We have a strong anti-drone mechanism in place to stop the use of drones to smuggle weapons and narcotics…. The area of Rajouri Poonch has seen increased terrorist activities. Support infrastructure for proxy tandems in the Rajouri Poonch sector from across the border continues…” General Manoj Pande added.The Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Pande, also said on Thursday that the security situation on the northern border is stable but sensitive.” he said