Army prepared to meet any situation in J-K this summer

Nagrota (J-K): Army on Thursday said its troops are prepared to meet any cross-border infiltration attempts and unrest in the summer period in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are thoroughly prepared for summer season (in the Kashmir Valley)," General Officer, Commanding-In-Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command, Lt Gen K T Parnaik told reporters on the sidelines of a conference here.

On questions regarding the security in Kashmir and possibility of a repeat of the last year`s summer unrest, Lt Gen Parnaik said "hopefully we should be able to manage it".

Regarding militancy, the GOC-in-C said that security situation has bettered and militancy level is low. "Let me say for the last few months in Jammu and Kashmir, violence and militancy parameters have been down. The security forces have managed very well," he said.

Referring to infiltrations, he said "infiltration has not started till recently. But there are indications that infiltration is likely to commence as snow-levels have come down. We are intercepting messages about the attempts to infiltrate from the traditional routes".

To a question about Pakistan`s involvement in aiding and abetting terrorism, he said "Pakistan has always calibrated infiltrations and violence in Jammu and Kashmir".