New Delhi: The Army Southern Command had warned of potential terror attack in south India.
Lt Gen S K Saini, GOC-in-C of Army Southern Command said that they have inputs of possible terror attack in southern part of India.
“We've inputs that there may be a terrorist attack in southern part of India. Some abandoned boats have been recovered from Sir Creek. We're taking precautions to ensure that designs of inimical elements and terrorists are stalled,” he said.
The Army has undertaken measures for capacity building and capability development in the Sir Creek area, keeping in mind the enhanced threat perception, he said.
He was replying to a question related to terror inputs and Pakistan's enhanced deployment close to the Sir Creek area.
"We are taking precautions to ensure that any designs of the inimical elements or terrorists are stalled and they do not get the success which they are wishing," he said.
Lt Gen Saini was speaking on the sidelines of the commencement of Phase II infrastructural development at the Army Law College near Kanhe.
Asked about the changing dynamics and threats emanating from a neighboring country, he said any conflict which is in the sub-conventional domain has got both external and internal dimensions.
"In the case of J&K, the external dimension is much more pronounced than the internal dimension. We have a very clear cut policy based on which have been resolving insurgencies.
"The government takes a comprehensive view of every conflict and undertakes political, economic, social and diplomatic measures to resolve it. The Army's role is to create conducive conditions for such initiatives by the government," he said.
The Army is "fully geared" for any contingency which arises in the situation as far as J&K is concerned, he said.
Asked about threats issued by political and military leadership of Pakistan recently, he said, "Threats do not change the functioning of the army and we are ready to fight any eventuality."
On the Sir Creek demarcation issue, he said as far as resolution of the dispute is concerned, it is a matter between two governments.
Last week, intelligence inputs had warned of Pakistani commandos trained in underwater attacks having entered the Gulf of Kutch area. The Port Trust authorities, in a message, said the Pakistan-trained commandoes are believed to have entered the Gulf of Kutch through the Harami Nala Creek Area.
Following this, high alert was sounded in Gujarat state and authorities had directed to maintain tight security, including on ships berthed at Kandla port.