Pakistan-based militant groups have intensified infiltration attempts along the border and at least 250 to 300 militants are waiting on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to cross over into India, the Army said today.
General officer commanding (GoC) 16 corps Lieutenant General DS Hooda said this was only on the Jammu side. Inputs for activities on the Kashmir Valley side are handled by another corp, he said.
“There are inputs that the number of militants at the launching pads are changing, because militants do not stay permanently there, according to the latest figures there are 250 to 300 militants across the LoC at the launch pads, waiting to infiltrate and these are figures just on the Jammu side,”General Hooda said.
The General said so far infiltration attempts had been successfully foiled by Indian troops at the border, including one last night. Desperate, the militants are now changing tactics and targeting Army posts at the LoC, he added.
The border fence and an optical system installed by the Army are proving to be the biggest barriers for infiltrating militants, he added.