General Officer Commanding (GoC), 16 Corps, Lieutenant General RR Nimbhorkar also told reporters today that troops are very alert and a counter-infiltration grid is in place along the border to foil the terrorists’ designs.
“We have thwarted their attempts to infiltrate through an area (in Poonch LoC) and in fact we killed three terrorists in one of their attempts (in Poonch). They belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba,” he said, adding, “We recovered a dress of a terrorist and on which it was written Jamaat-Ul-Dawa.”
“I cannot say with certainty whether Hafiz Saeed has visited the other side of the fence but recently eliminated militants were definitely cadres of LeT and one of the terrorists wore a vest clearly showing name of Jamaat-ud-Dawa written on it and whatever we recovered from them including eatables and other things, Pakistan was written on them,” Lt Gen Nimbhorkar said.
He was replying to a volley of question about visits of 26/11 mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Sayeed to LoC areas on Pakistan side to incite and help infiltration of militants into Jammu and Kashmir.
In an encounter in Poonch on December 3, three LeT terrorists who have been killed wore t-shirts bearing in Urdu the name of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an outfit which has been declared a terrorist organization by the United States. The jawans have also recovered weapons and ‘Made in Pakistan’ eatables from the terrorists.
As far as winter strategy is concerned, our counter- infiltration grid is well in place, Lt Gen Nimbhorkar said, adding, “We have thought out well-established strategy to counter infiltration. We have taken various recce and surveillance aspects in place. Our troops are very alert as you have seen from the events of last months or so.”
Vijay Diwas was today celebrated by White Knight Corps at Ashwamedh Shaurya Sthal at Nagrota, outskirts of Jammu city, and Lt Gen Nimbhorkar laid the wreath at the memorial.
On the situation in Line of Control, he said “We are always vigilant whether it is snowfall or normal summer activity. Our system and our methodology change as per the climate and temperature on the ground.”