Infiltration rose in last 2 months, says Army Chief

Infiltration rose in last 2 months, says Army Chief

To deal with the situation, the Army has evolved a strategy under which even if somebody manages to infiltrate the Indian territory “he gets killed later on”, he said.

“As far as infiltration is concerned, we have controlled it to a large extent... In the last two months, there have been many attempts to infiltrate and we have achieved a lot of success also in this regard,” Gen Singh said on the sidelines of a function here.

He, however, did not give the figures preceding August.Talking about the last two months, he said: “We have had approximately 20-25 attempts and the total number of terrorists killed during this period has been about 35-40.”

Asked about reports suggesting that Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, along with officials of Pakistan Army and ISI, has been visiting terror camps situated along the LoC, Gen Singh said: “Salahuddin is on the other side... We are not worried with whom he goes around. If he tries to infiltrate, he would also be dealt with in the same way his accomplices are.”

Chinese hackers
Queried about the attacks by Chinese hackers on Indian networks, the Army Chief said, “The whole world is worried about cyber security... Our other government websites have also been attacked and technology is such a field in which both defensive and offensive means are applied.

“We are trying to take measures which can ensure that our networks are not in danger.”