Jammu And Kashmir Police Activates 'Border Posts' To Tackle Infiltration4 April 2010
Jammu: With an alert sounded along Indo-Pak border following intelligence inputs about increased infiltration by militants, police has activated its posts near the border and plugged possible routes through which ultras could cross over into Jammu and Kashmir. 'We have activated our Border Police Posts (BPPs), plugged hinterland infiltration routes flowing into our land from across the Line of Control (LoC) to track down the militants and eliminate them in case they infiltrate', a police officer told PTI. Not only this, our BPPs and police stations along Indo-Pak border have also been instructed to gather actionable intelligence over infiltration and movement of militants for surgical strikes, he said. Troops have also been put on the alert following reports that over 400 are staged along the LoC looking for a chance to infiltrate into the state. '2000 to 2500 armed militants in Pak training camps ready to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir. Not only this over 200-300 are staged bang on LoC in launching pads in Jammu region for infiltration', Brigadier General of Staff (BGS), 16 Corps, Brig Gurdeep Singh said. There are approximately 42 training camps intact across the border of which 34 are active, he said, adding that the security set-up along the LoC has been strengthened. Intelligence persons and units have been deployed along the border with Pakistan to collect advance and target oriented inputs on infiltration. Tactical deployment of forces has been undertaken along Indo-Pak border to check infiltration from across the border, security officials said and added they have taken steps to check infiltration which includes electrification of 3-tiered border fencing and installation of heat sensing electronic gadgets and nigh vision devices (NVDs). It may be recalled that a group of 16 militants had infiltrated via Pallanwala area of LoC in Akhnoor sector in March 23 and entire group was killed in 'Operation Khoj' in 4 different surgical strikes in Triyath and Kandi areas of Rajouri district by Police, Army and CRPF in 10 days after their infiltration. 'During 2008, gross infiltration was estimated at 342 and net infiltration was 57, whereas in the year 2009, the gross infiltration was estimated at 485 and net infiltration was 113', they said.