New Delhi – The situation along the frontier with China is “stable” but “unpredictable”, Army Chief Gen. Manoj Pande said at a Press Conference.
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1. Army Chief General Manoj Pande said, the situation at the northern border is stable and under control, but unpredictable. Gen. Pande added that adequate deployment of troops has been made along the LAC to deal with any challenge that the increase in China’s military presence may pose. Referring to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, he said the ceasefire understanding that was agreed to in February 2021 is holding well. At the same time, Gen Pande said cross-border support to terrorism and terror infrastructure remained. That is why India is alert. There is peace in the North Eastern States. The beneficial effect of the economic and developmental activities is seen in these States.
2. Manoj Pande speaking on the targeted killing of Hindus by the terrorists in Jammu’s Rajouri District, this is targeted killing by our enemy. Targeted killing of minorities is happening south of Pir Panjal. There is an increase in infiltration in this area. The Border Security Force and the Indian Army are trying to stop it with the help of drones.
3. Army Chief Manoj Pande said, soon women officers will be inducted into the ‘Core of Artillery’ of the Indian Army. The proposal for the induction of women personnel into artillery units has been sent to the Government we hope for an early favourable reply.
25 army sites in the Joshimath of vacated !
Landslides are causing cracks in the homes and buildings of Joshimath. These include army sites too. Cracks have developed in 25 to 28 army sites hence these have been vacated and the soldiers relocated. The Army Chief said that the soldiers have been temporarily relocated. If necessary, we will post the soldiers permanently at Auli. Cracks have developed on the road from Joshimath to Mana. We are repairing it.