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'Infiltrations possible with less snow on the border'

india Updated: Dec 06, 2013 19:51 IST
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Clear skies might be a blessing for militants trying to cross over to Kashmir, says the Army, which believes that increased activity across the Line of Control (LoC) indicates that militants might be planning a major infiltration soon.

"There is heightened activity on the launch pads across the LoC where top terror commanders have recently visited. We are expecting infiltration attempts in the coming months and are fully prepared to meet the challenge," Lt gen Gurmeet Singh, 15 Corps commander, said on the sidelines of a passing-out parade of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Humhama area of central Badgam district in Jammu and Kashmir.

"The coming months are tough from the security point of view. We have terror infrastructure intact across the LoC and in the hinterland," the top army commander said.

He said there has been snowfall on the LoC, but so far, not all of it was covered with snow, and there were possibilities of infiltration. "Less snow on the border increases the chances of infiltration," Singh said.

The infiltration routes get closed due to snowfall, but Kashmir has received less snow this year, so far.

Singh, however, said the army was ready to face any challenge.

"The number is related to security dynamics and I would not like to share the same, but I must assure you there is perfect synergy between the security forces, especially the intelligence agencies, and we are prepared to face the challenge," he said.