Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited a delicate ahead publish at a peak of over 12,000 ft alongside the Line of Management (LoC) in North Kashmir’s Keran sector that has been witnessing frequent incidents of unprovoked firing by Pakistan Military and cross-border infiltration bids by terrorists.
The defence minister’s go to to the realm got here a day after he directed the highest army brass in Jammu and Kashmir to strongly retaliate to any Pakistani “misadventure” alongside the LoC and foil all makes an attempt by the “adversary” to push terrorists into the Indian aspect.
Mr Singh was accompanied to the high-altitude North Hill publish by Chief of Defence Workers Common Bipin Rawat, Military Chief Common MM Naravane, Northern Military Commander Lt Gen YK Joshi and Commander of Chinar Corps Lt Gen BS Raju amongst others.
Earlier than arriving on the publish, Mr Singh visited the holy cave of Amarnath and supplied prayers.
The troops of North Hill battalion confront the fixed risk of enemy motion every day, stated a senior official, including the items haven’t solely foiled repeated makes an attempt by terrorists to sneak by however have additionally inflicted heavy losses onto Pakistani forces abetting such bids.
On the publish, the native Military commander briefed Mr Singh in regards to the total state of affairs within the space and the way Indian troops are relentlessly foiling Pakistan Military’s makes an attempt within the sector to push terrorists into the Kashmir Valley.
“The go to by the defence minister and the highest Military brass to Keran sector is a transparent message to Pakistan that India will appropriately reply to its makes an attempt to create downside in Kashmir,” stated the senior official.
Mr Singh spent round an hour on the publish throughout which he interacted with the troopers and hailed them for guarding the LoC round the clock regardless of the cruel climate and different attempting circumstances.
“The entire nation is pleased with you all,” Mr Singh advised them throughout the impromptu interplay.
However the coronavirus pandemic within the area, Pakistan has been resorting to unprovoked ceasefire violations alongside the LoC and making concerted efforts to push terrorists into Kashmir.
The Pakistani hostilities elevated after India introduced its choice to withdraw particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two union territories in August final 12 months.