'Hum andar jayenge': J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik's open warning to Pakistan (Photo Credit: IANS Photo)
A day after India destroyed three terror camps based in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik issued an open warning to Islamabad. “We will completely destroy the terror camps and if they (Pakistan) don't mend their ways, we will cross over and strike, says Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Indian Army's use of artillery guns to target terrorist launch pads in PoK,” Malik was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Talking about changes in the administration that will come into effect from next month, Malik said that, "from 1 November, there will be a new Kashmir.” He also had a message for youth of Kashmir. “I want to ask these boys who are roaming around - what have you achieved? Contribute to take the state forward," he added.
On Sunday, the Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat confirmed counter-offensive against terrorists in Pakistan occupied Kashmir by the armed forces on Sunday. Speaking to reporters, Rawat said the Army has destroyed three terror camps in PoK while the another was "severely damaged" and killed 6-10 Pakistani soldiers. He said that the Army had the coordinates of the terror camps and before they could attempt infiltration, we decided to destroy them.
Last evening an attempt was made in Tangdhar to infiltrate terrorists, we retaliated, Pakistan carried out attack by firing at our post in which we did suffer. But before they could attempt the infiltration, it was decided that we target those terror camps across (the LoC). We had the coordinates of these camps. We have caused severe damage to terrorists’ infrastructure," Rawat said.
Rawat said that ever since the special status of Kashmir was removed, the Army was getting repeated inputs of infiltration by terrorists from across the border to disturb peace and harmony in the state. He said that there are some agencies within and outide the country that are trying to disrupt peace in the Valley.
Earlier in the day, the Indian Army launched a counter-offensive and bombarded terrorists camps in PoK in response to the increased infiltration and ceasefire violation by Pakistan. The army used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps which have been trying to push terrorists into the Indian territory. The ceasefire violation was part of the support being provided by the Pakistani Army to the terrorists trying to sneak into the Indian side of the border.