Srinagar: With around 300 militants reported to be waiting across the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to sneak into Kashmir Valley, the Army is taking steps to “re-calibrate” its counter-infiltration grid and counter-insurgency strategies to check the intrusion.
General officer Commanding of Baramulla based army’s 19 infantry division Major General Virender Vats on Saturday said that, a major infiltration bid was foiled today at Nowgam sector in Kupwara district in which two militants were killed from whose possession Indian and Pakistani currency worth Rs 1.5 lakh besides arms and ammunition was recovered.
Addressing a press conference Vats, said that ever since India announced the August 5 decision, Pakistan is trying hard to push more and more militants into the valley.
“Launchpads across the line of control are fully occupied by militants and as per our guess, some 250 to 300 militants are ready to infiltrate,” the army officer was quoted as saying during a press conference.”
Official sources said that, army has been regularly holding meetings with the formations to work on the re-calibration of CIG to ensure that no militant gives the slip and reaches the hinterland after crossing the LoC.