No Kargil-like situation in Keran, Kashmir: Army Chief

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 04, 2013 08:21 hrs

New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday dismissed the suggestion that a Kargil-like situation has developed in Keran sector in Jammu and Kashmir where around 40 terrorists backed by Pakistan Army are fighting with soldiers. He asserted that they would be flushed out soon and also made it clear that the terrorists have not occupied any Indian village along the Line of Control.

“It is nothing like that. It was an infiltration attempt by 30 to 40 terrorists,” he told reporters when asked whether a Kargil-like situation has developed in Keran sector.

The Army Chief said the militants attempted infiltration at four or five places and the security forces had information about it.

“They have been stopped, prevented. Some of them have been neutralised. Operations are on to flush them out. It is a matter of time,” he said.

The Army Chief also denied that any army post or bunker has been occupied by the terrorists and their suspected Pakistan Army accomplices. “We are dominating them from all sides and the terrorists are holed up. It is a broken ground. It is difficult treacherous terrain. They are stuck in that and we will take them on. It is a question of time,” he said.

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