January 13, 2015

Pakistan supporting proxy war in J&K, threats to India growing due to 'active border': Army chief

Army chief General Dalbir Singh said on Tuesday that threats and challenges to India are growing because of an "active border".

The Army chief also said that Pakistan is supporting a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir despite suffering casualties in its own country.

"Recent terror attacks in J&K show Pakistan's desperation," the Army chief added.

The Army chief said that 110 terrorists have been neutralized by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014.
Commenting on recent ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops, the Army chief said: "Terrorists are finding it difficult to infiltrate from Line of Control, hence they are trying to enter India from international border."

"The terror infrastructure in Pakistan is still intact," Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag said.

Talking about China, the Army chief said that India-China CBMs have been effective, but contentious issues still remain.

More than 10,000 people have migrated from border villages Jammu and Kashmir due to repeated shelling from across international border.
The renewed ceasefire violations come barely two months after the last major escalation that left 13 people dead and displaced 32,000 border residents in August and October.

Over 550 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan occurred in 2014, the highest since the truce came into force in 2003, with the Indo-Pak border witnessing the worst such escalation during August to October which left 13 people, including 2 security personnel dead. 
- timesofindia

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