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Militants waiting for chances to infiltrate: BSF

india Updated: Jan 24, 2011 17:25 IST

Militants across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) are "waiting for chances" and have made several attempts to infiltrate to this side but have been unsuccessful so far, BSF on Monday claimed.

"They (militants) are waiting for chances to infiltrate but the troops are on alert on the border, so far they have not been able to do anything this year.

In a sense they have tried (to infiltrate) but they have not been successful," Inspector General of Border Security Forces (Kashmir Frontier) Baljit Singh said.

Militants "have been trying and will be trying to infiltrate" as they continuously change their infiltration points depending on the climate in the area and the strength of troops in the region, he said.

However, there was no exact head count of militants active in the Valley and all the figures about them were speculations, Singh said.

"We can say in Kashmir Valley there are 250 to 300 militants but there is no exact head count," he said.

The intelligence inputs about the number of militants waiting across the border and LoC suggest a "large number" of militants are there, he added.