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450 militants waiting to infiltrate into JK: Army

April 26, 2011 18:28 IST

Nearly 450 militants from various training camps and launching pads across the Line of Control are waiting to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said on Tuesday.

"As per intelligence reports, there are about 42 training camps across the LoC. Nearly 450 odd terrorists are lodged in camps and launching pads, and staged for infiltration," General Officer Commanding, 25 Infantry Division, Major General Om Prakash told reporters on the sidelines of the Amam Jyoti rally in Jammu.

Infiltration attempts will increase with the melting of snow as per the analysis of past militant methods and activities along the LoC, he said, adding that the army is well prepared to meet the challenge.

"We are aware of their designs. We are prepared for it. I assure you that we will foil their designs and all attempts," he said.

Regarding the militants operating in hinterlands of the state, the GOC said that nearly 200 militants are operating inside the south of Pir Panchal region.

"They are all terrorists. We are regularly getting inputs of their movement. The backbone of militancy in south of Pir Panchal has been broken," he said.

The rest will be wiped out in due course of time, the GOC said.

Zero infiltration has been achieved along the LoC in south of Pir Panchal in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

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