Lieutenant General Nimbhorkar called for extra vigil on the Line of Control (LoC) to thwart the militants plan to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir.
A day after Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif raised Kashmir issue with US foreign secretary John Kerry, Indian army said around 700 militants are being trained in 37 terror camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) to be infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir.”If you take the statement given by the terrorist captured in Udhampur zone and if you correlate and calculate, to my mind around 600-700 terrorists may be there (in training camps of PoK). Out of them half can be ready to be launched (sic),” Lieutenant General RR Nimbhorkar, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 16 corps based in Jammu, told reporters at Akhnoor.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The army commander said there is sufficient number of launch pads (on the other side of Line of Control).Lieutenant General Nimbhorkar called for extra vigil on the Line of Control (LoC) to thwart the militants plan to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir.”They (militants undergoing training) will try to infiltrate. When and where they will infiltrate, one cannot say. What is in our hands is to remain alert and foil their plans to infiltrate. We have to be ready for all eventualities’ on LoC and hinterland so that no adverse incidents take place,” he said.On ISIS, the general said there seems no sighs of their influence here (in Jammu and Kashmir). “We have seen one or two things, sometimes in Srinagar… ISIS flags are being unfurled… We need to do a detailed analysis. But our job is that we have to be ready and alert,” he said.Lieutenant General Nimbhorkar also noted that ISIS is a worldwide problem and people are aware of this. “As far as our area is concerned, whether it is ISIS or Lashkar-e-Taiba, there are inimical to us and we have to be guarding against them. Our basic philosophy remains not to allow them to intrude or infiltrate. We are geared for the same,” he said.On militants particularly the ISIS using social media, the army commander underlined the fact that management of internet is a worldwide problem.”It is power and can be used by anybody. They (terrorists) can use this media to their advantage. How to fight it is a different issue altogether.. I am certain that the powers that be, they are aware of this and they will take necessary measures to counter it in a manner which is legal and firm,” he said.