Army Chief
Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag visits forward posts in the Tangdhar and Machchal sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on 1 December, 2014.IANS File

Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Tuesday blamed active borders for the threats and challenges faced by India.

"Pakistan is supporting proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir despite suffering casualties," General Suhag said while addressing reporters on Army Day, reports NDTV.

"The terror infrastructure in Pakistan is still intact," the Army chief added.

"Recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir show Pakistan's desperation," he said adding that "110 terrorists were neutralised by forces" in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the numerous ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the last few months, General Suhag said, "Terrorists are finding it difficult to infiltrate from Line of Control, hence they are trying to enter India from International Border."

Ceasefire violations by Pakistan last year left more than a dozen people dead, and thousands of villagers were forced to leave their homes near the border.

The Army chief admitted that modernisation of the Army was the need of the hour.

"We face many challenges, there is need to modernise the army... Concerted efforts are being made to fill up gaps in weapons and ammunition," General Suhag said.