Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday revealed that intelligence reports suggest Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed could be visiting areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to facilitate infiltration into the state.
Shinde reached Jammu this morning to assess the situation along the border.
Shinde told reporters in Samba after meeting Border Security Force (BSF), “It is true that information suggests Hafiz Saeed could be visiting areas of LoC to abet infiltration.”
Shinde added, “We can’t say that we are always on the receiving side.” “We have to compromise sometimes, but if they (Pakistan) take an uncompromising position, we will deal with them accordingly,” he added.
The union home minister said India has always maintained that Kashmir is an integral part of the country.
“No third party thing can work. Anything that has to happen has to happen bilaterally,” he said.
The home minister said that the matter has been taken up in flag meetings. “I have surveyed areas along the border today, even those from where infiltration took place recently.”
“Yes, there is more infiltration as compared to past times. But, the forces are ready to face any situation,” he asserted.
Earlier, Shinde made an aerial survey of the International Border (IB) in Samba, Akhnoor, Ranbir Singh Pura (R.S.Pura) and Hira Nagar sectors.