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2,500 militants getting trained

About 2,500 militants are still getting trained in 42 Pakistani camps across the Line of Control, intelligence sources have said. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 10, 2013 00:41 IST
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About 2,500 militants are still getting trained in 42 Pakistani camps across the Line of Control, intelligence sources have said.

The government is increasingly veering around to the view that Wednesday's strike by Pakistanis, allegedly committed by regulars in the Baloch regiment, was meant to camouflage an infiltration attempt by militants.

Sources also told HT that at any given point of time, there are about 200-250 Kashmiri militants waiting in launch pads across the border - waiting for an opportunity to infiltrate.

"These launch pads are small transit points where the militants halt for a night or longer before being pushed towards the Indian side. Sometimes, there are foreign militants too," a source said.

"The area comes under India. The attack spot itself is at a point where the trail takes a sharp turn into a heavily forested area. The conditions were also extremely foggy." This particular stretch was under the army.