New Delhi: Amid multiple attempts by the Pakistani Army to infiltrate along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday asserted that the Indian soldiers were thwarting all efforts with “counter-terrorist” mechanisms to fight the neighbour’s “nefarious design”. Also Read - 'I Stand with France' Trends in India as Emmanuel Macron Faces Outrage From Pakistan, Turkey, Others

“Pakistan is not letting up on its nefarious design of pushing as many terrorists as they can before the onset of winters,” Army chief General Naravane told news agency ANI. Also Read - Pakistan To Strengthen Ties With Afghanistan: PM Imran Khan

“However, our counter-terrorist and counter-infiltration grid is dynamic and very effective as is evident from the number of terrorists that have been neutralised by the security forces and the infiltration attempts that have been foiled on the Line of Control,” he asserted. Also Read - This Pakistan Bank Has Made Hijab & 'Loose Dresses' Mandatory For Women Employees, Twitter Slams 'Discriminatory' Move

The comments come in response to the recent successes in counter-terrorist operations both along the LoC as well as in the hinterland in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

In the last three weeks from September 24 to October 15, a total of 17 terrorists have been eliminated by security forces which include three foreign terrorists including Pakistani nationals.

On the morning of October 14, a suspected BAT(Border Action Team) action bid was foiled in the Tangdhar sector by alert troops when 3-4 armed intruders were observed to be closing onto a forward post. Prompt action by alert troops averted the infiltration bid after which search and surveillance of the area was coordinated.

While the global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is meeting later this month to deliberate on Pakistan’s compliance with international anti-terrorist financing norms, Pakistan continues to support terrorism by abetting the smuggling of weapons across the Line of Control.

On 10 October, alert troops deployed in the Keran Sector of Kupwara, foiled a Pakistani attempt to push in arms across the LoC after they noticed 2-3 men transporting four AK 74 Rifles, Eight Magazines and 240 AK Rifle ammunition in a tube tied to a rope across Kishenganga river.

(With ANI inputs)