‘Around 2,500 militants camping in PoK, Pakistan’

Jammu: A top Army Commander on Sunday said nearly 2,500 militants were camping in terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Some 300 ultras were also camping in launching pads in Pakistan and PoK, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen KT Parnaik told reporters here.

"Camps in PoK and Pakistan have 2,000 to 2,500 terrorists as per our own sources. However, in launching pads (along the borderline with Pakistan) they are around 300 or so," he said.

On the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army Commander said it was good.

"Violence parameters have been down in 2011. Last year was a fruitful year. We had a fair amount of peace in the state," he said.