Army Chief says arms, ammunition from Afghanistan seized in Kashmir

New Delhi: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has said that Kashmir had witnessed an increase in seizure of arms and ammunition from Afghanistan.

“There is definitely an increase in the number of weapons and other equipment, especially night-vision devices that we are capturing or unearthing, which definitely have come from Afghanistan,” General Naravane said in a video released on Thursday.

“When the previous Taliban regime was there in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, we did have a little spillover. We had captured or killed Afghan terrorists (in Kashmir) also.”

In February this year, General Naravane had said the situation in Afghanistan had again brought to focus, the use of proxies and non-state actors to decisive effects.

“These actors thrive on local conditions, innovatively exploit low cost options, to devastating impact and create conditions, that limit the full use of sophisticated capabilities, available to the state,” he had said.

“I have said this in the past, and I wish to reiterate, that in future conflicts, the troops, on the forward-most locations, ready and in a high state of alertness, may not be the ones to face the first wave of aggression,” he had added.