The Indian Army said today that there has been a significant increase in the number of terror camps and launch pads along the Line of Control (LoC). Speaking on the behalf of Indian Army, northern Army commander Lt Gen Devraj Anbu said that around 475 militants are currently estimated to be fully trained in terror operations and they are living across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. These militants are currently waiting for the right opportunity to sneak into the Indian side. Speaking about the recent crackdown by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on separatists, Devraj said that it has definitely helped improve the security situation inside the Kashmir Valley. Devraj said that 144 militants have been eliminated so far this year and the situation is largely under control.
Devraj pointed out that there have been a number of infiltration attempts by militants, but due to the strong surveillance by the armed forces, most of these attempts have been defeated. Devraj said that intel reports show that around 250 terrorist in north Kashmir and around 225 in south of Pir Panjal (Jammu region) are waiting to cross to the Indian side. “While infiltration attempts have increased, the success to infiltrate has been much less than previous years despite large number of infiltration attempts. That is because of our robust counter-infiltration grid that we have on LoC,” he said.