`Over 100 militants waiting to enter J&K`

Intelligence inputs warn Pak may push more terrorists into Kashmir to divert attention from Osama.

Updated: May 08, 2011, 09:26 AM IST

New Delhi: At least 700 militants are being trained at various terror camps across the LoC with over 100 waiting at "launch pads" to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir,
officials said.

Intelligence inputs suggested that about 700 to 800
militants are holed up in different camps across the Line of
Control and getting terror training, Home Ministry officials

"Despite our repeated complaints to Pakistan, the terror
infrastructure continues to exist across the border and
hundreds of terrorists are getting training there. Over 100
are waiting at launch pads to enter Jammu and Kashmir at any
time," an official said.

The intelligence inputs also suggested that authorities
in Pakistan may try to push more terrorists, belonging to
Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, into Kashmir in an
attempt to divert attention from itself following the killing
of Osama bin Laden.

Officials said the recent ceasefire violation by the
Pakistani troops along the LoC by firing rocket-propelled
grenades, medium machine guns and small arms on Indian posts
in Poonch district indicated such attempts.

"Firing along the border normally takes place when there
is an attempt of infiltration by militants," the official

The recent firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
had taken place on May 5, April 24 and 22.

"The security forces on the ground are fully alert and
ready to foil any attempt by the militants to cross the
border," the official said.

As per intelligence inputs, there are about 42 training
camps across the LoC.