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Desperate attempts by militants to sneak into J&K, warns army

December 12, 2011 18:21 IST
The Indian Army on Monday said there may be desperate attempts by militants to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir and the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2012 will have an impact on the security situation in the state.

"We do not see any change in the intention on the other side. The launching pads are still intact," General Officer Commanding of Army's 15 Corps Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain told the media in Srinagar.

"We have not seen the end of terrorism yet. Only last night, there was an attack (on state minister Ali Mohammad Sagar) in Srinagar city," he said. He said there was no let-up in the infiltration bids by militants from Pakistan occupied Kashmir this year and indications are that attempts will continue next year as well.

"The attempts will continue. In the past, we have seen attempts being made in December and February as well. It will also depend on the situation on the other side, not only in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir but also in Afghanistan," he said.

The army commander said a very successful counter-infiltration grid had foiled most of the attempts by militants to sneak into the Valley.

Lt Gen Hasnain said the high level of synergy between the army, other security agencies and intelligence agencies had helped curb militancy in Kashmir during the current year. "We may see some desperate attempts of infiltration as many terrorists and terrorist commanders have been killed during this year," he added.



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