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Ultras held in J&K with special fuel used by Pak army

Some of the terrorists arrested after infiltrating into India were found to be in possession of special fuel and powder generally used by the Pakistani army in sub-zero temperatures, raising fear that more such militants may cross the Line of Control (LoC) during the current harsh winter months.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2013 15:19 IST
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Some of the terrorists arrested after infiltrating into India were found to be in possession of special fuel and powder generally used by the Pakistani army in sub-zero temperatures, raising fear that more such militants may cross the Line of Control (LoC) during the current harsh winter months.

In the wake of intelligence reports in this regard, the forward units of the Army have been alerted to be prepared for any major infiltration during the winter months, official sources said on Sunday.

The sources said investigation of some of the militants arrested after they sneaked into the Indian territory recently and some of the intercepts suggested that some of the material used by Pakistani army in areas in Siachen glacier had been passed on to terror groups like Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

They said some long burning solid fuel cubes (a product manufactured in Germany), which are smokeless and can be extinguished, re-lit and are reusable, were found in the possession of some of the ultras who had recently entered through higher reaches of Kupwara and Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir.

The cube comprises hexamine organic compound. It is converted into solid fuel in tablet form which burns smokeless and has a high energy density which does not liquefy while burning.

A recent meeting of home and defence ministry officials, which was attended by J&K Police as well, took note of the fact that during the height of winter early this month as many as four terrorists had managed to sneak into the state from Bhimber Gali (BG) in Poonch area, the sources said.

Intelligence inputs were also suggesting that discarded winter clothing of Pakistani army deployed in high altitude was also passed on to some of these terror groups.