A senior officer of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday said Pakistan was trying to escalate the situation at the border to divert attention from their internal affairs.
Speaking on the sidelines of a passing-out parade of para-military soldiers on the outskirts of the city here, the Inspector General (IG) BSF, Kashmir frontier, S S Tomar said, “Ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts at the border are an attempt by the neighbouring country (Pakistan) to escalate the situation and to divert the attention from their sad internal affairs.” However, the BSF will foil any such attempt, he added.
Ruling out any chance of rise in infiltration across the Line of Control before the onset of winter, Tomar said, “There are no chances of increase in infiltration from across the border.”
The IG BSF termed the prevailing situation in Kashmir as normal.
“The situation in Kashmir has improved a lot and there is virtual normalcy.” However, he cautioned that mischief mongers would try to vitiate the atmosphere of peace and emphasised the need to remain alert.
Earlier, addressing the trainees, Tomar lauded them for their performance. As many as 244 BSF trainees, who completed 22 weeks of basic rigorous training, took part in the passing out parade.