Militants waiting for chances to infiltrate: BSF

Militants across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are "waiting for chances" and have made several attempts to infiltrate to this side but have been unsuccessful so far, BSF Monday claimed.

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011, 17:57 PM IST

Srinagar: Militants across the Line of
Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are "waiting
for chances" and have made several attempts to infiltrate to
this side but have been unsuccessful so far, BSF Monday claimed.

"They (militants) are waiting for chances to infiltrate
but the troops are on alert on the border, so far they have
not been able to do anything this year.”

“In a sense they have tried (to infiltrate) but they have
not been successful," Inspector General of Border Security
Forces (Kashmir Frontier) Baljit Singh said.

Militants "have been trying and will be trying to
infiltrate" as they continuously change their infiltration
points depending on the climate in the area and the strength
of troops in the region, he said.

However, there was no exact head count of militants
active in the Valley and all the figures about them were
speculations, Singh said.

"We can say in Kashmir Valley there are 250 to 300
militants but there is no exact head count," he said.

The intelligence inputs about the number of militants
waiting across the border and LoC suggest a "large number" of
militants are there, he added.

PTI