BHADERWAH/JAMMU: Nearly 500 terrorists are waiting in various training camps along the Line of Control in Pak-occupied Kashmir. And they are looking for opportunities to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir, a top Army officer said on Friday.
He also said 200 to 300 terrorists are operating in the hinterland of J&K to keep the region in turmoil with Pakistan’s support. “200 to 300 terrorists, who have come in Jammu and Kashmir have joined militants here,” Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh told reporters here. Singh said it in reply to reporters’ questions about the number of militants operating in J&K and those in PoK ready to infiltrate into the country.
“Like this, nearly 500 terrorists are staged in terrorists’ training camps in PoK and are ready to infiltrate into J&K,” said Lt General Singh. Furthermore, he said these figures keep changing as per their training schedule.
“Whatever be the number, we are capable of stopping and eliminating them to ensure peace and normalcy in this region,” he added. The Army commander said it is always their endeavour to ensure peace and normalcy in J&K.”But Pakistan keeps trying to make some mischief to disturb the peace here. Pakistan and its forces and agencies run the terror infrastructure even today. Moreover, these include training as launching pad for terrorists to infiltrate into the country,” he added.
He said Pakistan continues to keep terrorists armed to their teeth and provide all types of support to them. He said deploying drones to arm terrorists is one of the new modus operandi of Pakistan. Lt General Singh was replying to a question over the issue of dropping arms through drones in Punjab by Pakistan. “The Indian Army has capability and determination to foil Pakistan’s any unholy design. We won’t allow their designs to succeed,” he said.