JAMMU: Around 400 terrorists are at the moment in launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC), waiting to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir in the course of the winters, after a good anti-infiltration grid annoyed makes an attempt by Pakistan to push them into the Indian facet, in accordance to safety officers.
A prime police official mentioned that Pakistan is attempting to infiltrate terrorists alongside the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir even in the course of the winters when a lot of the passes and mountainous areas alongside the border are lined in heavy snow.
There have been reviews of infiltration by 44 terrorists in 2020 as in contrast to 141 in 2019, they mentioned. In 2018, 143 terrorists handle to infiltrate into J&Okay.
Rattled by the success of India’s anti-infiltration grid with the blocking of a number of key routes, the Pakistan Army carried out 5,100 ceasefire violations in 2020, the best for the reason that 2003 truce got here into impact, in its try to push in extra terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir below the duvet of mortar shelling and firing, the officers mentioned.
“There are 300 to 415 terrorists in various launching pads in Pakistani Occupied Kashmir (PoK) along the LoC ready to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to disturb peace and normalcy by engineering violence,” an official mentioned.
While 175-210 terrorists are in launch pads alongside the LoC on the opposite facet of the north of Pir Panjal (Kashmir valley), there are 119-216 terrorists reverse to the LoC space south of Pir Panjal (Jammu area), they mentioned.
“They are additionally utilizing drones to ferry and drop weapons and explosive materials into border areas in Jammu and Kashmir together with narcotics to finance terrorism,” an official said.
This year, they are also trying to infiltrate terrorists into J&K even during the months of heavy snowfall.
“In December final 12 months, terrorists infiltrated into Poonch regardless of heavy snowfall however had been neutralized,” an official said.
A group of four JeM terrorists entered Samba via a tunnel and were neutralized after a truck carrying them to Kashmir was intercepted on the highway at Nagrota in Jammu in November last year, they said.
Weapons and explosives besides narcotics were being dropped at seven places along the borderline with Pakistan in 2020, the officials said.
“Over 20 infiltration routes have been recognized and the safety grid has been strengthened to stop the entry of armed terrorists,” another official said.
Apart from the first-tier of security of the Army and the BSF, village defence committees (VDCs) along the LoC and the international border (IB) have been activated, police checkpoints have come up and patrolling done in the hinterland around the border, they said.
“All police stations and police posts have additionally been alerted to preserve a tab on suspected motion in the border areas other than activation of VDCs in border belts,” the official mentioned.
The terrorists had infiltrated into the Valley in current months utilizing routes from greater reaches of Gulmarg, Bandipora and Boniyar in Baramulla (north Kashmir) to attain southern elements of the state by way of Yusmarg, just like the tribal raiders from Pakistan.
Bandipora-Gangbal-Chatergul route, which had remained dormant over time, was additionally being utilized by the militants this time, sources mentioned.