New Delhi: At a time when massive preparations are underway to welcome US President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad, Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said it is taking all necessary measures to ensure that militants are not able to carry out any subversive activity in the Union territory during Trump’s visit. Also Read - Talks on Mediation Over Kashmir Issue Unlikely to Come up During Trump's Visit: Govt Sources
“We are taking all necessary measures. We are hopeful that this visit (of the US president) will pass off peacefully,” Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh told PTI. Also Read - India, US to Hold Talks on Defence, Terrorism During Trump's Visit: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Responding to questions, Singh said foreign dignitaries visited Jammu and Kashmir this month and it went all well without any mishappening. Also Read - Wall, Eviction, Water to Reduce Yamuna's Foul Smell: How Preparations For Namaste Trump Made Headlines
The DGP also added that Pakistan is trying its best to send militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) under the cover of ceasefire violations.
“The number of ceasefire violations has increased after August 5 (2019). Pakistan is trying to keep the borders hot in order to push in as many terrorists as possible. While some attempts of infiltration have been successful, many have been foiled,” he added.
Saying that Pakistani drones recently flew over a BSF picket in the Gagwal area of the Jammu region, the DGP said that terror launchpads are active in the Pakistan soil bordering India.
“Normally, there would not be much activity at the launchpads during the winter months as snow would cover the passes. This winter, however, the movement at the luanchpads did not reduce,” he said.