Srinagar, Dec 6: Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, assured the nation that the armed forces will not allow nefarious designs of terrorists to disrupt the democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir.
General Suhag, who paid tributes to the soldiers martyred in the terrorist strike in Uri on Saturday, said: “I assure the nation your army will not allow nefarious designs of terrorists to disrupt or deviate democratic process.”
Earlier on Saturday, the Army chief met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him on the terror attacks in Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir , which is in the midst of its five-phase state assembly elections, on Friday faced four terror attacks, which were aimed at undermining the democratic process.
BJP spokesperson Rajeev Pratap Rudy said the Indian Army is well-prepared to counter infiltrations and attacks by terrorists.
Rudy further said: “Continuous attempts are being made to create hindrance in the Jammu and Kashmir elections. There have been reports of infiltrations and attacks by terrorists, but our armed forces are much capable to look into the situation.”
He added: “The weapons which have been recovered from militants until now proves that they belong to Pakistan. The Government of India is prepared to face any such intrusion. This is India’s victory and a defeat of Pakistan and its intentions.”
Condemning the attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told an election rally in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district today that the acts of terror were a ‘desperate attempt’ to derail the atmosphere of hope and goodwill in the state.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to address a poll rally in Jammu and Kashmir, which is in the midst of its five-phase state assembly elections.
Another BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao also condemned the series of terror attacks in Kashmir and said that it shows Pakistan’s frustration and how it has become a major irritant in world peace.
Rao said: “Pakistan is a major threat to the entire world community, which wants peace and prosperity, and has become a major irritant in world peace.”
Earlier on Friday, militants struck in a big way in Jammu and Kashmir, storming an Army camp in Uri sector in Baramulla district, killing 11 security personnel, including a Lieutenant Colonel. This attack was followed by multiple attacks in Srinagar, Tral and Shopian.
(With Agency Inputs)