Situation on the Line of Control (LoC) seems to be peaceful with less number of incidents being reported compared to the previous year, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.
“The incidents (on the LoC) have come down. The situation is peaceful. I am not saying 100 per cent peaceful but it can be termed as peaceful if we compare it with the scene in the last few months or even last year,” Mr Parrikar said in an interview published today in a daily, hinting that the surgical strikes conducted last year were showing its impacts.
To a question, he said the preparedness of the troops on the functional boundary has significantly gone up.
“As far as that is concerned, I think the forces are better prepared and armed than ever before. Whatever gaps were there, they have been filled up and I think the Army troops are in control of things,” he said. Read More…