2500 terrorists present in launch pads in Pak, PoK

Around 2,500 terrorists are present in a number of launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Pakistan, Government on Wednesday said.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 00:01 AM IST

New Delhi: Around 2,500 terrorists are
present in a number of launch pads in Pakistan occupied
Kashmir (PoK) and Pakistan, Government on Wednesday said.

"A number of training camps and launching pads are
reportedly active in PoK/Pakistan. As per assessment, there
are around 2,500 terrorists present in PoK/ Pakistan,"
Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh told Rajya Sabha in
a written reply.

The government in tandem with the state government has
adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain border
infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir, which includes, inter alia,
strengthening of border management and multi-tiered and
multi-modal deployment along international borders/Line of
Control and infiltration routes, construction of border
fencing, improved technology, weapons and equipment for
security forces.

Also they are working on improved intelligence and
operational coordination, synergizing intelligence flow to
check infiltration and pro-active action against the
terrorists within the states, he said.

"The counter-infiltration efforts are reviewed
periodically at various levels in state government and in
central government," Singh said.

PTI