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800 terrorists waiting to intrude from Pak: official
August 28, 2007 13:51 IST
Pakistan is running terrorist training camps and has readied at least 53 launch pads to help terrorists intrude into India from the Line of Control, a senior army official said on Tuesday.
Commander-in-Chief of the army's Northern Command Lt Gen H S Panag said at least 53 launch pads have been set up on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir [Images] to facilitate the intrusion of these militants into the Indian side.
He said that more than 800 terrorists are all set to cross the border and enter into the country.
Revealing details about the militants' launch pads, the intelligence officer of the army said that Pakistan has made 20 launch pads along the international border and at least 33 along side the LoC.
They said that at these launch pads, militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami, Harkat-ul-Mujahiddin and other extremist groups are waiting to intrude in the country.
He said that Indian army and security forced were committed to foiling any such attempt from across the border.
Panag said that wired fence put up at the borders has also helped a lot in checking infiltration.
However, despite these efforts as many as 200 militants are believed to have crossed over in the first half of this year, said the spokesperson of the Udhampur-based army's Northern Command.