On a day when militants were killed near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, a government official said, Islamabad seems to have changed its strategy and intends to raise pressure on India by scaling up terror activities.
While Pakistan under General Pervez Musharraf's presidency had never completely turned off the tap, there was a desire to take a comprehensive view of the relations rather than see Delhi from the prism of the Kashmir issue.
"Over the last many months, we are seeing a very obvious change in strategy," a top government official said, citing the increasing infiltration bids — that forced Delhi to put plans of reducing troops in J&K on hold — as an instance.
After his meetings with home minister P Chidambaram and Home Secretary G K Pillai, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor had said, "Infiltration increased in Jammu and Kashmir this winter in comparison to last winter. But we are capable of handling the situation.
More than 64 attempts have been made by Pakistan-based militants to infiltrate into J&K this year.