Foreign Envoys Visiting J&K Briefed In Detail By Army On PAK Agenda
The envoys from over 20 countries, the EU, France, Malaysia, Brazil, Italy, Finland, Bangladesh, Cuba, Chile, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Senegal, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ireland, Ghana, Estonia, Bolivia, Malawi, Eritrea and Ivory Coast arrived here on Wednesday for a visit to Srinagar and other places in the Union Territory of J &K.
On Thursday they were given detailed briefing at the HQ 15 Corps. Army officials briefed envoys from 24 countries visiting Jammu and Kashmir about the role of the Pakistani army in running terror factories across the Line of Control by organising training camps.
The envoys, including from member states of the European Union (EU), Brazil, Malaysia, were also briefed about the role of the Pakistani army in helping terrorist infiltrate into India, infiltration patterns and use of drones by Pakistan to airdrop weapons meant for terrorists.
Use of tunnels for pushing terrorists into India, especially in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, was highlighted. A detailed presentation was also given about the weapons, bearing markings of the Pakistani army, seized from various militants.
Tunnels were being used following a drop in the number of terrorists sneaking into India from across the Line of Control (LoC) due to heightened vigil and changed tactics in the army’s counter-infiltration grid.
On the situation in the Kashmir Valley, the army officials highlighted an incident on the day of arrival of the delegation, when a son of a prominent eatery owner was shot and critically wounded by terrorists at his shop in a high-security area of the city.
This was a part of the terrorists’ game plan to silence either moderate voices in Kashmir or those who refused to follow their diktat. However now the Count down for the terrorist dogs had started.
The army also gave a detailed briefing on how internet-warfare was used by Pakistani establishments to brainwash youngsters through social media platforms.
Coming to the situation post the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation into union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, the army officials said there has been no loss of life due to the action of Army or the Security Forces.
There has been a marked decrease in law and order problems and incidents of stone pelting have seen a sharp decline, the visiting envoys were told, Army also shared their experience during the recent District Development Council (DDC) elections, which were conducted successfully.
Besides terrorism and the situation along the LoC, the officials informed the envoys about the assistance being provided to people living in far-flung areas.
They were also informed about the tourism sector in the Kashmir Valley and achievements of the Kashmiri people in various fields.