Jammu, November 19: Calling ISIS a worldwide problem, Lieutenant General RR Nimborkar has said that it can also gel up with the terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) to fulfill its motive to cause bloodbath and mayhem in the country.
After the series of terror attacks in Paris, it is seen as a possibility that ISIS can join hands with LeT to carry out attacks on the same pattern in India, said the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 16 Corps while speaking with media persons at a rally of ex-servicemen in the Akhnoor subdivision of Jammu district today.
The GOC said that the army and other security forces deputed in Jammu and Kashmir are completely alert and fully prepared to fight any such incident. We will not allow them to intrude into our territory. The lieutenant general said that these militants can do anything to cause bloodshed and now they are using internet to radicalise youth.
“Radicaising youth on Internet towards militancy is altogether a different issue. The people at the helm of affairs regarding this are not only aware of it but must also be taking legally possible measures,” he said.
He was also asked about the ISIS influence on Kashmiri youth and waving of the IS flags in Kashmir, to which GOC replied, “There were stray incidents of waving of the ISIS flags in Srinagar and PoK. If any outfit wants to grow, it will go for recruitment. It is their job. It depends on their propaganda but we need to be on an alert and keep a constant watch,”
However, he is not sure about the presence of ISIS in terror camps across the border but according to him the security agencies needs to be ready all the time. According to him, the names of terror outfits does not matter. What matters is final result of such terror outfits.
Upon asking the exact number of terrorist staying in PoK and their camps, he gave an uncertain figure of around 700 ultras in 35 to 37 camps. He also said that half of these ultras are in launching pads close to the LoC in PoK, ready to infiltrate. His guesses were attributed to the inputs provided by arrested militant Naved during interrogation.
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