Army gets inputs : Possible terror attack in southern India

The Indian Army has received inputs about a possible attack in southern India after abandoned boats were found in Sir Creek, Lt Gen SK Saini, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Command, said on Monday.

He said following the inputs and threat perception, the army has taken necessary measures for capacity building in Sir Creek that divides the Kutch region in Gujarat from Sindh in Pakistan.

“We have got many inputs that there may be a terrorist attack in southern part of India and the peninsular India,” he told reporters on the sidelines of commencement of Phase II infrastructural development at the Army Law College near Kanhe.

“We are taking precautions to ensure that any designs of the inimical elements or terrorists are stalled and they do not get the success which they are wishing,” he said.

Asked about the changing dynamics and threats emanating from a neighbouring country, he said any conflict which is in the sub-conventional domain has got both external and internal dimensions.

“In the case of J&K, the external dimension is much more pronounced than the internal dimension. We have a very clear-cut policy based on which have been resolving insurgencies.

“The government takes a comprehensive view of every conflict and undertakes political, economic, social and diplomatic measures to resolve it. The army’s role is to create conducive conditions for such initiatives by the government,” he said.

The army is “fully geared” for any contingency which arises in the situation as far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, he said.

Asked about threats issued by political and military leadership of Pakistan recently, he said, “Threats do not change the functioning of the army and we are ready to fight any eventuality.” On the Sir Creek demarcation issue, he said as far as resolution of the dispute is concerned, it is a matter between two governments.

Source : Hindustan Times

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