Srinagar: Army on Wednesday said the troops along
the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir Valley have been put on
high alert to thwart any infiltration bid ahead of the
Independence Day celebrations.
"With the Independence Day approaching, the troops along
the Line of Control have been placed on high alert to thwart
any infiltration bid into the Valley," a defence spokesman
He said the past fortnight has seen a spate of
infiltration attempts especially in north Kashmir`s Kupwara
district which have been successfully foiled by alert troops.
"The security forces have jointly neutralised nine
terrorists recently. Five of them have been identified as
Pakistanis, including three divisional commanders and two
battalion commanders," he said.
The spokesman said it seems that militants and their
sponsors are trying to cause disturbances during the holy
month of Ramzan and ahead of the Independence Day
"This anti-people tactics of the terrorists and their
sponsors must be thwarted by joint action of the awam (people)
and the security forces," he added.