More than 100 terrorists ready in launch pads at LoC to enter India and carry out attacks: Intelligence agencies

BSF Director General KK Sharma on Tuesday said there was "tension" along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan.

Delhi: Days after Army carried out surgical strikes, an assessment by the intelligence agencies have indicated, that more than 100 terrorists are ready in more launch pads across the LoC to cross over into India and carry out attacks, as per a media report.

According to The Times of India, intelligence inputs have indicated that Pakistan is making efforts to take stock of the deployment of Indian forces so that terrorists could be helped to get through.

Meanwhile, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General KK Sharma on Tuesday said there was "tension" along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan in the wake of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control.

"There is still tension at the International Border (IB) that runs along Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat," Sharma said, adding that there had been "no ceasefire violation" or exchange of firing on the IB so far since the September 28 strikes.

Sharma was speaking at the concluding session of the six-day talks between a BSF delegation and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in the national capital.

The BSF DG also said that movement of some Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) had been noticed near the border but there was no need to be worried. 

"By using UAVs, they (Pakistani forces) might have wanted to check our preparedness. But, there is no need to get panicked as we are fully capable of giving them a befitting reply," Sharma said.

The BSF chief clarified that the force did not issue any evacuation orders to the farmers living in villages along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. 

"We are doing normal drill there. We are even allowing Indian farmers to go to their farms which are beyond the India-Pakistan fence. We have never said vacate villages, people may have shifted out as a precautionary measure. Now, people who had gone are coming back. There has been no untoward incident at the IB till now," he said, as per IANS.

He said that besides the IB, the BSF had also reviewed the security at every border installation India shares with Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

(With Agency inputs)

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