BSF IG hints at improved situation along LoC

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 14:30 hrs

Rajeev Krishnan, the Inspector General (IG) of Border Security Force (BSF) Jammu Frontier, on Wednesday said the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan has improved significantly.

"There have no such incident along the LoC after that. We can say to an extent that there is an improvement in the situation and there is a dip in the incidents of ceasefire violations. As for the IB (Intelligence Bureau), reports are there with us regarding the situation there and our officers are also looking into the matter," he said.

The BSF chief said that they are not ruling out continuing militant activities from the other side of the border, but also assured that they would tackle it efficiently.

"Obviously, we don't have any evidence to that effect. But it can't be ruled out as the BSF is on this side of the border, and the danger is on that side of the border. Well, it is presumed that any activity on that side of the border of suspicious elements must not go unnoticed by them," he said.

Krishan stated that the BSF has a proper system in place to check militancy along the borders with Pakistan and to ensure any untoward incident does not happen again in future.

"We have a winter domination scheme in place and we keep on reviewing that scheme on a time to time basis. And based on the changing intelligence inputs, we do have our sources which are dynamic in nature and we do keep on deploying those resources as and when the intelligence inputs suggest any changes in the strategy," he said.

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, had earlier on January 15 termed as 'barbaric' the brutal killing of Indian jawans along the LoC, and said there cannot be business as usual with Islamabad.

Dr. Singh said the attack on the Indian jawans is unacceptable.

Tension between the two Asian neighbours had escalated following the beheading of Indian jawan Lance Naik Hemraj Singh in an attack along the Line of Control in Mendhar Sector on January 8. (ANI)

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