Tribune News Service
Udhampur, August 6
In the backdrop of the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the core group of intelligence and security agencies in Srinagar to review the operational readiness to meet any contingency that could adversely impact the security situation in the state.
He said that necessary security arrangements had been put in place for ensuring peace and security.
The Army Commander highlighted that during the past few days, Pakistan had intensified its efforts at increasing strength of terrorists in launch pads along the Line of Control, initiating ceasefire violations, pushing infiltrators across the LoC, calibrating terrorist actions in the hinterland as also exploiting the social media to launch disinformation campaign in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said: “The Indian Army has given a befitting response, thwarting their nefarious designs of causing disturbances in our country."
He urged people not to fall prey to the enemy’s evil designs to poison their minds with incessant propaganda and exhorted them not to proliferate rumours as well as dissuade their near and dear ones from indulging in rumour mongering.
He warned that if the Pakistan Army continued with a disruptive course, the Indian Army would respond with resolve and that the cost would be prohibitive for them.
Giving details of security of the hinterland, it was highlighted that counter terrorism and law and order grids had been strengthened.
He said the security forces are suitably deployed to guard important vulnerable points and areas, prepared for crowd control, emerging law and order situations, as also to conduct effective counter terrorist operations.
The Army Commander said that security forces were maintaining a high state of alertness and readiness to counter any inimical designs. Serving a note of caution to those who harbour plans to disrupt peace and harmony within, GOC-in-C stated that they would be dealt with firmly.
He said: “Overall, the Security Forces are firmly in control of the security situation in Kashmir.”
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