450 militants waiting to infiltrate into J&K: Army

Around 450 militants staged in training camps and launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC) are waiting to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir, Army said.

Updated: Apr 26, 2011, 20:44 PM IST

Nagrota (Jammu): Around 450 militants staged
in training camps and launching pads across the Line of
Control (LoC) are waiting to infiltrate into Jammu and
Kashmir, Army said on Tuesday.

"As per intelligence reports, there are about 42 training
camps across the LoC. 450 odd terrorists are lodged in camps
and launching pads, and staged for infiltration," General
Officer Commanding (GOC), 25 Infantry Division, Maj Gen Om
Prakash told reporters at the sidelights of the Amam Jyoti
rally here.
Infiltration attempts will increase with the melting of
snow as per analysis of past militant methods and activities
along the LoC, he said, adding that army is well prepared to
meet the challenge.

"We are aware of their designs. We are prepared for it. I
assure you that we will foil their designs and all attempts,"
he said.
Regarding the militants operating in hinterlands of the
state, the GOC said that nearly 200 militants are operating
inside the south of Pir Panchal region.

"They are all terrorists. We are regularly getting inputs
of their movement. The backbone of the militancy in south of
Pir Panchal has been broken," he said.

The rest will be wiped out in due course of time, the GOC
said.

Zero-infiltration has been achieved along the LoC in
south of Pir Panchal in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

PTI