Apprehending attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on forward posts and patrol parties in the run up to Republic Day, Army has sounded an alert along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.
Fearing possible infiltration attempts by the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the security along the International Border has been tightened ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India for Republic Day.
The bygone year was an challenging and eventful for the Army's Western Command, based in Chandimandir in Jammu and Kashmir, as it had to face various challenges from flood relief to foiling the cross border infiltration in 2014, an Army official said on Wednesday.
Bodies of three militants and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were found on Wednesday during a search operation in Kupwara district of North Kashmir where an encounter broke out yesterday after army foiled an infiltration bid.
All the 245 Border Outposts along the 856-km-long Tripura-Bangladesh International Border have been put on maximum alert to thwart any attempt of infiltration by the terrorists or Indian insurgents operating from the soil of the neighbouring country, a senior BSF officer said on Friday.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Poonch border district and Udhampur on Friday for Assembly poll campaign, Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Rajouri district and arrested a suspected armed militant.
Iran has proof that militants are entering the country from neighboring Pakistan to carry out attacks and will be pursuing the matter through "diplomatic channels," an Iranian military official said Saturday.
General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha today called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra here and briefed him about the recent attempts by militants to infiltrate into the Valley.