Defence Ministry annual report highlights situation on India’s border with Pakistan, China

New Delhi: The Defense Ministry today released its Annual Report for 2015-16, which gives an account of the cumulative progress made by the country’s security setup in the last one year.

On Jammu and Kashmir , the report said that the state is at an important cross roads of transcending from conflict stabilisation to conflict resolution domain.

It said that the relentless efforts put in by security forces helped the ‘Awaam’ gain confidence, which is clearly reflected in the form of high voter turnout during the parliamentary and assembly elections.

The report further stated that the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) remained more or less constant the last two years, with 2014 witnessing 152 violations while 153 violations were reported in 2015. The ceasefire violations were given ‘appropriate and effective’ retaliation, the report added.

Asserting that the terror infrastructure across the border remains intact, the report states that infiltration bids have been on a decline in the last three months.

The report said that the Indian Army foiled 18 infiltration bids and gunned down 30 terrorists in 2015, while in 2014 they foiled 23 infiltrations bid, resulting in the killing of 36 terrorists.

It said that 33 terrorists have infiltrated to the Indian side of the border successfully out of 121 who attempted. While, in 2014 65 terrorists were successful out of 222 attempts to infiltrate.

On the situation along India-China border, the report states that it continues to be peaceful. It said that there are a few areas along the border where India and China have differing perceptions of the LAC , because of which transgression by patrols takes place.

Specific cases of transgression by Chinese patrols across LAC are taken up with relevant Chinese authorities through the established mechanism of hot lines, flag meetings and border personnel meetings, the report added.

The report also states that there has been increase in assertiveness during routine patrolling by the Chinese Army. (ANI)