Pak army support in infiltration can't be ruled out: Army Chief

Deepak Kapoor

"Pakistan will use any and every opportunity to raise Kashmir (issue), whenever they get a chance. So, I see the increase in infiltration in that context," he told reporters when asked about spurt in terrorist activities in Kashmir.

"They (Pakistan) find things have gone far too peaceful. Amarnath Yatra has passed off peacefully...perhaps they don't wish for this prolonged peace and stability," he said.

"Hence you see heightened activity, heightened attempts to try to get as many people in before the winters come, snow falls and passes close," he added.

Asked if Pakistani Army establishment was supporting the infiltration bids by terrorists, Kapoor said, "the kind of sophisticated equipment, to be used during very heavy snowfall and the kind of communications which are available (with terrorists), the possibility of certain amount of support to them by the established institutions can not be ruled out."

The Army Chief said Pakistan was following a "dichotomous policy" in fighting terrorism.
"I find it rather odd that on the one hand Pakistan would like to fight terror, therefore it is moving troops to fight them but on the other hand, it is perpetuating terror by sending in infiltrators into Kashmir," he said.

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