‘No role of Pak army in infiltration’ - BSF

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  1. ejazr

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    I think this is the first time that BSF is making such a statement. Not sure why though.

    No role of Pak army in infiltration Lastupdate:- Wed, 25 May 2011 18:30:00 GMT GreaterKashmir.com

    Rajouri, May 24: In a significant statement, the Border Security Force (BSF) Tuesday said the Pakistan army has no role in pushing militants into Jammu and Kashmir.

    “There can be few elements in Pakistani army who are supporting militants but for that matter entire force can’t be accused of having links with militant organisations”, Inspector General of BSF, Siddharth Chattopadhyay told media persons here today. “For 300 odd militants, we can’t blame entire Pakistan or its army”, he said.

    The BSF officer said he has been meeting Pakistan army commanders regularly during flag meetings and it was clear that even the security forces on the other side of border were fed up with the militants and their ‘troublesome’ activities. “They (Pak Army) have been repeatedly assuring us full support in weeding out the scourge of violence and militancy from the region”, he said.

    He said between 2007 and 2010 around 60 incidents of cross-border infiltration were reported every year. However, during the last six months only six such incidents were reported, he added.

    Pertinently, General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Lt General Syed Atta Hasnain, had Monday rebutted the media reports about infiltration during the past few days.

    “There was no incident of infiltration and neither there was any gunfight on Line of Control. These reports are concocted and baseless. This kind of baseless stuff appears in media in May and June every year,” Hasnain had told Greater Kashmir on the sidelines of a function here.

    BSF INTENSIFIES VIGIL
    Meanwhile, following recent attack on a Pakistan Navy installation, Border Security Force and army has sounded an alert along the Line of Control in twin border district of Rajouri and Poonch, official sources said here today.

    They said that the alert was sounded following a directive by the union defence ministry in view of the intelligence inputs that militants may try to sneak into this side of border in large numbers to carry out strikes on vital military installations.

    Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) has called a high level meeting of the BSF commanders at Rajouri to review the security situation along the border, source said adding that the officials have also been directed not to entertain leave of officers and personnel at this stage.

    The IGP chaired a meeting of senior officers at Station Command Headquarter at Rajouri today.
     
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    Not the most reliable news source I believe. Also the headline and the matter do not match. Where is it written that Pak army has no role in infiltration? The BSF Inspector General said that the entire army establishment should not be blamed because a part of them supports the extremist.
     

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