Around 300 Terrorists waiting across the LoC to infiltrate: Officials

Agencies. Updated: 7/30/2020 1:11:27 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Jul 30: Jammu and Kashmir may have been dipped into infiltration in the last one year after the rearrangement of Jammu and Kashmir - from state to union territory - but in coming days, infiltration attempts will shoot up and the Line of Control (LoC) will get more active as Pakistan has activated 27 launch pads along the LoC where 327 terrorists are waiting to sneak in India, government officials have said.
The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has intercepted many conversations and has sent an SOS alert to security forces that are deployed along the India-Pakistan border in anti-infiltration grid.

"This year infiltration levels have come down drastically but Pakistan is not relenting in its efforts and to boost up morale of its cadre they are escalating efforts both in terms of infiltration and ceasefire violations. That's why we have further strengthened our border deployments and anti-infiltration grid also," a senior officer in charge of operations in the valley discloses.

According to them, this year so far only 35 terrorists have managed to sneak in to the Indian side. "Last year numbers were double - almost 60 had crossed over but this year we have managed to push most of them back," he says.

The Home Ministry's fact sheet said, in the first six months there have been 429 ceasefire violations, as opposed to 605 incidents in same time period last year.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, due to the heightened vigil along the LoC, a pick-up vehicle was intercepted by security forces in Kupwara and they arrested three persons carrying 10 kg brown sugar, two AK-47s with two magazines, two pistols with four magazines and 20 grenades. Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbagh Singh stated that operations in this region are not initiated by the terrorists, rather by security forces, which indicates that forces have the upper hand on them.

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