SRINAGAR: The northern army commander, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, said on Wednesday that the army has eliminated a foreign militant along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri. However, he expressed concern that militants are infiltrating through Nepal and Punjab routes to create trouble and disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir.
While speaking to reporters in Jammu, Lt General Dwivedi, as reported by the news agency KNO, stated that the army has successfully neutralised foreign militants along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri while thwarting their infiltration attempts. He added, “But now, they are using roads through Nepal and Punjab to incite trouble and disrupt the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in J&K.”
Lt General Dwivedi also highlighted a recent operation in which one soldier lost his life, along with the army’s canine, Kent. He mentioned, “Kent saved his handlers during the anti-militancy operation in Rajouri.”
Furthermore, the army officers shared statistics, stating that in 2022, 1.88 Crore tourists visited J&K, and this year, the administration anticipates 2.25 crore tourist arrivals. However, Pakistan is attempting to send infiltrators to disrupt the tourism boom. Lt General Dwivedi emphasised, “We are making every effort to counter such attempts.”(KNO)