Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said that terrorists across the border are making desperate attempts to infiltrate into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and disrupt normal democratic processes."With the ongoing situation on our western borders, terrorism continues to be a serious threat, and that is not abating in spite of all efforts made.
There are terrorist launch pads and terrorists across the line of control (LoC) making desperate attempts to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt normal democratic processes," Naravane said.
He said that with the onset of winters, last-ditch attempts are being made to infiltrate before the passes close and level of snow make it impossible to cross over.
Meanwhile, first phase of DDC polls ended in J&K with nearly 52% voting turnout.
Army Chief General MM Naravane, speaking on the India-China disengagement at Ladakh, on Tuesday said that India has not lost out on any territory and the situation was where it was before the border dispute started. "We have not lost out on any territory, we are where we were before this whole thing started...Not an inch of land has been lost," he told ANI when asked about the disengagement process between the two countries.
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Indian Army chief spoke on ceasefire agreement between India & Pakistan. General MM Naravane said that terror camps still exist on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC). Naravane said that recent attacks are acts of desperation to spoil atmosphere. “Terror camps and infrastructure still exist on the other side of the LoC. For terrorism to come down, those camps have to get dismantled. Only when the snows melt, we will come to know how serious Pakistan is about dismantling this terror infrastructure. We also have some local terrorists who increasingly feel marginalised.” He added, “They are trying to spoil the atmosphere with random acts of terror.” Watch the full video for more.
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Army Chief General MM Naravane in an exclusive interview to ANI said that terror camps and infrastructure still exist on other side of LoC. He said that for terrorism to come down, the camps have to get dismantled and it's only possible when snow melts. "We will come to know how serious Pakistan is about dismantling terror infrastructure for putting people across," he said.
A person returned to India via Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on April 19 after being released from Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. Dharam Singh is a resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district and had crossed the border unknowingly. Protocol Officer AP Singh said, "He crossed over to Pakistan by mistake in 2003 and served a jail term of 14 years. He will be quarantined for 14 days followed by a medical test. Later, his family will be called and will hand over him to them."
India leaves the entire world awestruck with its ability to be home to a number of different cultures and religions and imbibe them peacefully. During a number of occasions, people of various castes and communities could be seen gathered under one roof as a mark of brotherhood and bonhomie among them. A similar scene was witnessed in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir where people of different religious communities came together to be a part of Baisakhi celebrations at Nangali Sahib Gurudwara. Devotees of all faiths gathered at this Gurudwara in Poonch and offered their prayers to mark the auspicious occasion. As food plays a major role in uniting different faiths, a community kitchen or langar was also organised in which devotees of different faiths and backgrounds sat together and enjoyed the meal. This year as Baisakhi, Ramadan and Navratri fell on the same day; an even more secular picture of our country was witnessed. It is due to events and occasions like these that citizen of different castes and communities get a chance to come closer and learn about the traditional heritage of various cultures.
In an effort to make Indian Army convoys look more people-friendly in JandK, red flags have been replaced by blue flags on vehicles. Troops carrying lathis have also been instructed to use whistles to stop vehicles.
Terrorists launched an attack at a municipal office in Jammu & Kashmir on March 29. The attack during a meeting of councillors led to the death of one of them. A police personnel also died in the strike. After the attack in north Kashmir's Sopore, massive security was deployed in the area to track the killers. An injured person was taken to a hospital in Srinagar. Ex-J&K CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, and Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu condemned the attack. Watch the full video for more.
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Terrorists attacked Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party in Lawaypora area in Srinagar on March 25. One CRPF personnel lost his life and three got injured in the incident. According to IG Kashmir, LeT is involved in the attack. Further details awaited.
Ahead of the Assam assembly polls, while addressing a public rally in Majuli district on March 22, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Congress ruled for 15 years. Many terror outfits killed people. Our security jawans were killed. No probe was done. Bullets, guns and people getting killed are a thing of the past since we have come." "Terrorists surrendered, left terrorism and entered in mainstream, he added.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava urged Delhiites to follow the restrictions imposed by the Union Territory Government for their own betterment. "We are responsible for the current situation, everybody knows about COVID appropriate behavior, if situation like this arise than people are also responsible for it," said Shrivastava. The Delhi Police Commissioner added that self-isolation is the best possible solution against COVID-19. "I urge everyone to avoid themselves from uneven movements and social gathering," he said. Delhi reported over 16,000 COVID-19 cases on April 15.
After Delhi government announced 'weekend curfew' in national capital amid surge in COVID-19 cases, the delhiites on April 15, welcomed the Union Territory govt's decision. Delhi has reported 16,699 fresh COVID-19 infections on April 15. As per the new guidelines applicable till April 30, or till further order, all shopping malls, gymnasiums, spas, auditoriums, assembly halls, entertainment parks and similar places will be closed.
Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's last day in office, the EC barred Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Chandra became an Election Commissioner in 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now oversee voting in the remaining 4 phases in Bengal, as well as declaration of results of elections in 4 states and 1 Union Territory. Watch the full video for more.
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