Security Forces on High Alert after Infiltration Bids in J&K

Following reports of infiltration bids, security forces along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir have put on high alert, said media reports.

“There are intelligence reports of further increase in the cross-border infiltration attempts from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Troops have been put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border and have intensified round-the-clock patrolling,” security officials were quoted as saying by IBNlive.

The reports said that nearly 1,000 to 1,200 terrorists, according to intelligence inputs, are staged along the border in launching pads to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from Pak-occupied Kashmir.

The TV channel quoted senior officials as saying that troops have been stepping up more ambushes and intensifying patrolling round the clock in the view of the foggy conditions.

“Militants try to take benefit of the thick fog to cut the fence and infiltrate as there is no visibility even at very close range during the night,” the reports quoted a source as saying.

Reports said that police has activated Border Village Defence Committees as another tier of security and are having a close vigil inside the border belts.

In past few days, security forces thwarted three infiltration bids along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in less than a week.

The first infiltration bid in this year was foiled by BSF at Narianpur Border Out Post in Ramgarh sub-sector of Samba district on January 4.

It was followed by another infiltration bid along Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote area of Poonch district on January 8.

A patrolling party of BSF also foiled another infiltration bid after a brief firefight when militants after cutting the fence had come inside in the forward area of Garkhal in Pargwal belt of Akhnoor tehsil in Jammu district on Saturday.

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