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LeT plans ‘big’ attack on J&K Army posts, says Intel

Sumit Kumar Singh Updated August 20, 2020 16:36 IST
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As winter draws near, terrorists based in Pakistan are making desperate attempts to cross the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to enter Indian territory, intelligence agencies have alerted security establishments in the valley.

Sources said 12 Pakistan trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) jihadis, in two groups, are making attempts to cross the Line of Control (LoC). To help these terrorists across the LoC, Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) has planned to carry out attacks on Indian Army posts.

The agencies have flagged that in “Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector in Rajouri district six LeT jihadis accompanied with a guide to infiltrate” in Indian territory.

Intelligence agency sleuths have also alerted the security establishments, “In Poonch Sector, six LeT accompanied by a commander Abdul Fazal are making attempts to infiltrate and also planned BAT like action”.

The security forces stated Pakistan is pushing terrorists in Kashmir after it has failed in its attempt to instigate the people of Kashmir ever since Indian’s decision to scrap the special status of Jammu & Kashmir on August 5.

“The summer season is coming to an end so they shall try their best to push in the terrorists to sustain terror activities in the valley,” said a senior IPS officer adding that the counter-infiltration grid is robust and effective in preventing infiltration.

In the valley, the officer said, local youth’s participation in militancy activities has reduced and security forces have been able to check the violence levels and killing of their personnel.

The security forces are also keeping a close watch on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Further, to push terrorists in India, Pakistan has resorted to ceasefire violations across the Line of Control. Till July this year, a total of 2,662 ceasefire violation cases were reported in the valley. Last year, 3,168 ceasefire violations were reported. In 2018, the figure of ceasefire violations was 1,629.

However, security forces have been successful in minimizing infiltration attempts. Also, the figures state there has been a significant decline in terror activities in the valley.

This year till July, a total of 120 terror-related cases have been reported and last year during the same period – between January and July — a total of 188 cases were reported.

Similarly, this year till July, 35 security personnel lost their lives in the line of duty, and last year during the same period 75 security personnel had lost their lives fighting terrorists.

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