Accusing Pakistan of provoking one of India’s alleged longest anti-infiltration operations in recent times, Indian army chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday said no infiltration attempt along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir was possible without the support and knowledge of the Pakistan Army.
“We have had evidence of Pakistan army’s involvement for a long time,” General Singh said, adding, “My assessment is that the infiltration will continue. They want to push as many terrorists as possible before winter,” NDTV said.
The two-week long army operation at Keran, 100 kms from Srinagar, to prevent a group of 40 terrorists ended today with the death of seven terrorists and injuries of to six army jawans.
Bodies of terrorists may also have been dragged back or buried in crevices or the thick jungle, army sources said.
The Indian army conducted seven massive search operations of a three-km area in their mission to hunt down the terrorists in the Keran sector along the Line of Control.
“On the LoC, we are eyeball to eyeball with Pakistan Army. How can such a large group infiltrate without the complicity of the Pak Army?” General Officer Commanding (Northern Command) Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra alleged in Srinagar while announcing the end of the operation.