Pointers are not platform independent. So if we define any pointer through the program then there is a possibility that it may not work. Also functionality of pointer is very critical as it directly gives the access of the important data/information. Hence to counter part these in JAVA pointers are not available. But it doent mean that in JAVA pointer concept is not present. Pointers are automatically handled by JVM we dont need to worry about how pointers we behave it will be totally handled by java itself.