Srinagar, June 25, KDC: General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Friday said that pull out of US forces from Afghanistan may push in some militants into Kashmir but army was ready to deal with any misadventure on Line of Control and the hinterland.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a passing—out parade at JAKLI Regimental centre Rangreth on Srinagar on Srinagar outskirts, the GoC Pandey said that some people who are fond of freedom (Azadi) must ponder over what is the situation across LoC and the Pakistan—Afghanistan border. “Whatever happened 30 year ago caused a huge distress to the people of Kashmir. Yes, there is a possibility that US forces pull-out from Afghanistan may push some militants into Kashmir,” the GoC said . “But situation is not what it was 30 years ago. We are ready and fully geared up to foil all bids and to face every challenge whether on LoC or the hinterland.”
The GoC 15 Corps was replying to a query whether US—forces pull—out from Afghanistan would have some sort of fall on Kashmir.
He said that for the army, the first priority is always conventional training, then counter insurgency operations or counter infiltration operations. “Wherever police need us for any kind of operation we are joining them,” GoC Pandey said. “Ceasefire or no ceasefire, our eyes are set on our enemy. We are ready to face any misadventure be that on the LoC or in the hinterland. We are ready to respond at every level effectively.”