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Large number of militants waiting at launch pads across LoC: Top Army commander

Tuesday,27 Feb 2018 06:56 AM IST

Media Eye News Bureau: A large number of terrorists are waiting in groups of 30-40 at many places from Lepa valley to Mandal area, near 161 brigade, Rampur, and other areas at launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC) to cross over into Indian territory in Kashmir and ceasefire violations by Pakistan are also an attempt to push infiltrators according to inputs received by security forces.

Lt General A.K. Bhatt said, “We have inputs of many infiltrators waiting at the launching pads and we think infiltration will start sooner this year because of less snow. But we are taking counter measures. One reason for the firing can be this (to push infiltrators). Whenever there is firing by Pakistan, it is certain there is an attempt to push infiltrators. The same thing happened in Kupwara and Tangdhar.”

He added, “The cease fire violations, initiated by Pakistan, have been appropriately responded to. But I would also like to tell you it is more of a local affair where due to their actions we have reacted at specific places. We do not intend to open the entire front. Our only thing is that we will retaliate if Pakistan indulges in any aggressive action or pushes infiltrators across.”

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