A high alert was sounded in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, according to India Today report. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has sounded the high alert after recent spurt in infiltration bids, the report says. The CISF has said terrorists may target two hydro electric power plants located in the area. The Uri II hydel power plant was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, 2014. The Army base in Uri was attacked heavily armed terrorists in September last. 19 jawans laid their lives evoking sharpest reactions from PM Modi and his government. Uri is located barely a few kilometres from the Line of Control (LoC) and some 70 km from Srinagar.
Meanwhile, Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt yesterday sent a strong message to his Pakistani counterpart. The DGMO said that any attempt by the Pakistan military to resort to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and abet infiltrators would be met with appropriate retaliatory actions. In their telephonic conversation, the two army commanders discussed the situation along the Line of Control which has witnessed increasing incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the last couple of months, according to PTI report.
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Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said that the situation in Kashmir is under control and that the Army is working independently to tackle any situation. “The people are seeing, what the media is reporting. The situation in Kashmir is under control and the Army is totally independent and functioning accordingly,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.
Meanwhile, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar visited Kashmir today. He interacted with 45 Battalion CRPF Sumbal, Cheetahs of 45 and 44th Battalion.