Important to educate society on Pakistani propaganda: GoC 15 Corps

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General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey has said that it is very important to educate the society about the Pakistani propaganda in Jammu and Kashmir.

“It is important to keep on educating the society regarding the “fake news” and “Pakistani propaganda” to misguide and mislead the people of the Valley,” GOC 15 Corps told a local news portal in Srinagar.

He said that it is possible and can be achieved only by gearing up our education system and utilising its full potential.

GOC 15 Corps said that if there is spillover from Afghanistan the army is alert and well poised to deal with that challenge which will emerge out of the situation.

“We are continuously monitoring the fallouts which will emerge from the Taliban situation in Afghanistan. Entire world is watching Afghan situation very closely, so are we. Our government and intelligence agencies are keeping a close eye on Afghanistan,” GOC 15 Corps said.

He said that the forces are alert on borders and in the hinterland and that the Indian Army is well poised to deal with any situation.

“We are continuously monitoring the fallouts which might emerge from the Taliban situation in Afghanistan,” the GOC said.

He said that the army has put a robust counter infiltration grid in place which includes the fencing along Line of Control (LoC).

He said that Pakistan continues to support some groups in Kashmir that is why Jammu and Kashmir geographical location has always been important.

“J&K has HQ NC command that handles both the Pakistani and Chinese front. Ladakh front is being handled by 14 Corps. HQ 15 Corps is responsible for Kashmir, in Kashmir there has not been any major escalation in the situation on the Pakistan front though intelligence inputs confirm terrorist activities in PoK,” he said in the interview.

On militancy in Kashmir, the General said that the year 2021 has witnessed a reduction in militant infiltration, reduced militant incidents, reduced militant recruitment, lowest figures of active militants, increased operations based on HUMINT, reduced collateral damage, no civil casualties in law and order situation, reduced SF casualties, increased arrest of militant and booking of OGWs and zero civilian casualties in law and order situations.

He said that the Army in concert with the civil administration is committed to bring down the levels of violence further in Jammu and Kashmir.

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