Gen Rawat says strict vigil to continue maintain


NEW DELHI: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said there was no way to verify closing terror camps in Pakistan administered Kashmir and the Army would continue to maintain a strict vigil along the borders.

“There is now way to verify whether the Pakistan Army has closed the terrorist camps there or not. We will not take chances and continue to maintain a strict vigil along our borders,” General Rawat told ANI when asked if the Army had any information about Pakistan having shut down its terrorist camps in Kashmir.

The Army Chief was speaking on the sidelines of a function where he met with over 140 children and teachers from Jammu and Kashmir who are on a multi-city tour organised by the Army.

The development, the reports suggested, have taken place ahead of anti-terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) plenary meeting next week where Pakistan faces the possibility of being blacklisted for non-compliance.

On the issue of infiltration attempts by Pakistan, top Army sources said there has not been any serious attempt by the Pakistan Army to push any terrorists from its side to India this summer.

However, the Indian Army is keeping a strict vigil on borders and prepared to foil any infiltration bid from across the borders. Sources said Pakistan pulled back a part of its armoured columns from the Sialkot sector opposite the Jammu sector.