Army well-equipped to counter Pak sponsored terrorists: Nirmal Singh

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): Condemning the attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy by militants, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday said that such Pakistan sponsored elements would never be successful on their mission as the Indian armed forces are well-equipped to counter such attacks.

"While elections are in Kashmir, Pakistan and their sponsored terrorists, separatists don't want democracy to function in Kahsmir valley as all boycott calls have been defeated by the people. But ultimately I think that the people will ultimately defeat their designs," Singh told ANI.

"They are thinking that security forces are demoralised after such attacks on them, but they are living in fool's paradise," he added.

Days after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Pakistan sponsored terrorists are using social media to influence youth, Nirmal Singh asked the social media owners to ban their portals which are being used to propagate terror activates.

"Pakistan is following every design to instigate people against India and they are misusing social media. Social media owners should ban terror activities happening through their portals," Singh said.

One succumbed to injuries and as many as five CRPF personnel were injured after some unknown gunmen opened fire at their convoy in Pantha Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.

"Our companies were going from Jammu to Srinagar. We were fired upon by terrorists. Six personnel are injured and are taken to the hospital. It's a sensitive time. The separatists have called for boycott of elections. We are on high alert. The CRPF is doing its duty," Bhavesh Chaudhary, PRO, CRPF told ANI. (ANI)