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Army expecting more infiltration bids by terrorists

THE ASIAN AGE. | PAWAN BALI
Published : Oct 22, 2019, 4:37 am IST
Updated : Oct 22, 2019, 4:39 am IST

Pakistan has got reprieve from Financial Action Task Force (FATF) till February 2020.

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had said that in last one month, there have been repeated attempts from different sectors to infiltrate terrorists. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)
 Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had said that in last one month, there have been repeated attempts from different sectors to infiltrate terrorists. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi: Indian Army is expecting more infiltration attempts by terrorists in next one and a half month despite destruction of launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) through targeted shelling.

“Before snow closes the paths in mountains along the line of control (LoC), we are expecting more attempts by terrorists to intrude into India,” said a senior Army official.

 

“We were expecting Pakistan trying to up the terrorist flow after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting early, this month. Now, with Pakistan getting time from FATF, it will go back to its old game,” said sources.

Pakistan has got reprieve from Financial Action Task Force (FATF) till February 2020.

Indian Army on early Sunday morning had killed atleast 6 Pakistani soldiers and destroyed three terror launch pads along the line of control, opposite Tangdhar sector through heavy targeted artillery shelling.

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had said that in last one month, there have been repeated attempts from different sectors to infiltrate terrorists.

 

Sources said that there are still 6-7 terror launch pads in PoK along the LoC in North of Pir Panjal range. “The number of launch pads is dynamic. These are makeshift structure, where 10-15 terrorists are kept by their handlers, before trying to push them into India,” said sources.

Pakistan Army on Saturday night had tried to push terrorists into India by giving them cover by firing at Indian posts and civilian areas in which two Indian Army soldiers and one civilian died in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Kashmir Valley.

After which Indian Army had started heavy shelling of terrorist launch pads, Pak Army posts and Pakistan gun positions along line of control (LoC) around Tangdhar sector.

 

Talking about the significance of the Tangdhar sector for terrorists, a senior official said that it is the shortest route in North of Pir Panjal to upper reaches of Kashmir Valley.

In 2019, there has been 2,216 cease-fire violations by the Pakistan till 30th September. There has been 292 cease-fire violations in the September in 2019 by the Pakistan Army.

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