General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Command, Lt Gen S K Saini, said on Monday that the Army is on alert, on the basis of inputs it has received about a possible terror attack in southern and peninsular India.
“We are taking all the necessary precaution to ensure that any design of the harmful elements or terrorists get arrested and they do not succeed,” Lt Gen Saini told on the sidelines of the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the phase-II project of the Army Law College (ALC) .
The Army Southern Command covers 41% of the country’s land mass in 11 states and four Union territories.
On the intelligence reports about enhanced deployment by Pakistani forces in Sir Creek area, which divides Gujarat from the Sindh province, Saini said, “We have recovered some abandoned boats in the Sir Creek region. We have undertaken measures for capacity building and capability development in this area keeping in mind the enhanced threat perception.”
On Jammu and Kashmir, Saini said, “The external dimension to the issue is much more noticed than the internal dimension. We have a very clear-cut policy based on which we have been dealing with the rising issues .
The government takes a comprehensive view of every conflict and undertakes political, economic, social and diplomatic measure to resolve it.
The Army’s role is to create conducive conditions for such initiatives by the government. At the moment, the Army is fully prepared to challenge any conflict about to take place.
On a series of statements, including threats by Pakistani political leaders and senior army officers, Saini said, “Any threat does not make a difference to us. We are fully prepared to fight any situation.”