Jammu: A day after deadly terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri killed seventeen soldiers, the Army said on Monday that infiltration bids had increased in the current year in comparison to last three to four years.
Addressing the media, DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said, “During 2016, there have been a total of 17 infiltration bids across the LoC, which have been sucessfully eliminated by Indian Army. It indicates very desperate attempt from across the border to push infiltrators into India with a view to create disturbances. Of a total of 110 terrorists killed during various operations this year, 31 were killed while they were attempting to cross the LoC”
Regarding the terror attack, Singh said, “Operation has been called off this evening, complete area has been cleared. Total recoveries during Uri operation include 4 AK rifles,4 grenade launchers, 4 under barrel grenade launchers. Recoveries also include 39 under barrel grenade launcher grenades, 5 hand grenades, 2 radio sets, 2 global positioning systems.”
Two map sheets, 2 metric sheets that they use when they move from one place to another as guidance points, was also recovered. Recoveries include large quantity of food and medicine packets, having markings of Pakistan,” he added.
“Both Poonch and Uri attacks led to neutralisation and killing of four terrorists each by Indian Army,” the DGMO said.
We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at the time and place of our own choosing,” he maintained.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting attended by top ministers and other officials over terror attack in Uri.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag besides other senior officials attended the meeting.