In view of the recent drone attacks in J&K, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane on Thursday said that easy availability of drones has increased the complexity of security challenges. “We are developing capabilities to deal with drone threats both in the kinetic and non-kinetic realm,” the Army Chief said.
On the situation along the LoC in J&K, Gen Naravane said that there has been no infiltration along the LoC after a ceasefire understanding was reached between Indian and Pakistani militaries in February. “Since there is no infiltration, number of terrorists in Kashmir is lesser and so number of terrorism-related incidents also came down, he said.
“There will always be elements who will try to sabotage the peace process and development. We have to cater for that," he said without elaborating. He mentioned that the situation on the border row in eastern Ladakh has improved after talks between India and China.
“The situation in the region has been normal since the disengagement in the Pangong Tso areas in February,” Gen Naravane said.