Srinagar: In wake of the recent ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops to give cover to infiltrating militants, the Indian military has intensified patrolling along the Line of Control (LOC) and areas around it.

Confirming the development, Lt. General JS Brar, Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence, said, “There is always a fear of militant infiltration from the bordering areas. Security forces have to keep strict vigil at the border.”

“Within few months snowfall will begin and militants will try to enter the Indian Territory before all the routes get blocked. Therefore, we do not want to give them any chance,” said Brar.

The military sources informed that patrolling has been intensified in sectors adjacent to LOC which is major route of militant ingression. It includes Kupwara, Handwara, Baramulla and Bandipora district.

Gauging the sensitivity of the area, the Indian troop has set up temporary police post to keep a strict vigil. For this, thermal imagers and sensors are being used much more actively. Besides, an affected portion of the barbed wires along the LOC has been repaired.

Sources say that the militants are using new routes for crossing over into the Indian boundary.

Last month,the militants tried to cross Kishenganga River to enter the Indian border, indicating that militants are using all possible routes to infiltrate.


JPN/Bureau