Republic TV spoke exclusively and at length with Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon on Thursday. The Lt General gave an on-ground account of the current security situation in Jammu and Kashmir following its full integration with India owing to the scrapping of Article 370 and its bifurcation into two union territories - J&K and Ladakh.
He confirmed that the security situation in the region was 100% under control. He also spoke about Pakistan military's incessant attempts to aide infiltration of terrorists into India.
"Pakistan army has attempted infiltration time and again. Even as we speak, infiltration launch camps near LoC is full of terrorists and Pakistan army is assisting them by giving cover firing and guiding them. Every day, we have encounters at the LoC. A few days ago around 5-7 men believed to be SSG commandos of Pakistan military were killed and we offered Pakistan to take their bodies which they refused. This is in spite of the Indian Forces returning the body of a boy which was washed down at that location itself in humanitarian grounds but they have refused to take the bodies of their citizens back," he said
"Pakistan military is trying their best to indulge in ceasefire violations and infiltrate terrorists and they are being responded by in befitting manner and even harder manner in future," he said.
Lt Gen KJS Dhillon was among the Army officers who had addressed the joint Indian Army-J&K Police news briefing during which the nefarious Pakistan Army-backed plot to attack Amarnath Yatris was exposed, with Pak Army accoutrements including a sniper rifle being showcased.
The plot was exposed three days before the Modi government's momentous decision to scrap Article 370 pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir, thereby revoking its special status and also the Article 35A which had imposed various restrictions regarding land-ownership, reservation, and such which had the effect of inhibiting the state's development.
The Indian security forces had taken numerous measures to ensure that peace prevailed in the Kashmir Valley during the course of Article 370's revocation, which was passed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, especially given Pakistan's desperate reaction attempting to internationalise India's internal issue, and intensified efforts via repeated ceasefire violations to send in terrorists from across the border.