Army Says Succeeded In Combating Insurgency In Kashmir

3 May 2008

New Delhi: India Saturday asserted that strict vigil by its Army along the Line of Control (LoC) has prevented infiltration into Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, and that counter-insurgency operations by its security forces have been successful in combating terrorism. 'The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under control,' Defence spokesman Lt. Col. S.D. Goswami told reporters today at Jammu, winter capital of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, news agency Indo Asian News Service reported. 'The violence has declined significantly following successful counter infiltration operations along the LoC, and sustained counter insurgency operations by the security forces in the hinterland of Jammu and Kashmir,' Col. Goswami said. He said the Army was on constant vigil to thwart any terrorist attack and prevent cross-border infiltration. 'Indo-Pak ceasefire on the borders is being maintained,' Col. Goswami said, adding, 'India's determination in upholding the ceasefire has not only strengthened the ongoing peace process but has also given people along the LoC an opportunity.' The two countries are maintaining a ceasefire since 2003 on the International Border and LoC that divides Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Col. Goswami said terror camps still thrive in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. 'Pakistan could intensify the proxy war against India at any time,' he claimed.