Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir will continue to thwart the 'evil attempts' by neighbouring countries to create unrest in the union territory, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said on Monday. Singh's statement came while he was speaking at the district police lines in Jammu, to reward those responsible for killing four Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Nagrota last week. Advanced bulletproof vehicles and protection gear will be provided to police personnel involved in anti-militancy operations, Singh said.
"Our neighbouring country is repeating its evil attempts very often to create disturbance in Jammu and Kashmir," Singh said in an apparent reference to Pakistan.
However, our mutual efforts will continue to foil these attempts with fortitude, he added.
Lauding the personnel of the Jammu Police and other security forces for the clean and successful operation in Nagrota, Singh said the response to the terror activity was very quick and adequate and different forces on the ground exhibited great spirit and mutual coordination.
He credited the collective efforts and good understanding between Jammu and Kashmir Police and other security agencies for the unearthing of a 150-metre long underground tunnel suspected to be used by terrorists for infiltration at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector.
The DGP also sought reports from the field officers and personnel with regards to the safety gear being provided to them and assured that highlighted requirements would be redressed on a priority basis.
He said that jackets and helmets with a higher level of protection would be made available to increase the safety and capability of personnel fighting terrorism.