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'42 terror camps active in Pak, 2500 terrorists waiting to infiltrate'

Chief of Army Staff Gen Deepak Kapoor has said that there are still 42 terror camps operating across the border in Pakistan in which 2000 to 2500 terrorists are still waiting to infiltrate into Indian side. Amir Karim Tantray reports.

world Updated: Nov 24, 2009 20:42 IST
Amir Karim Tantray

Chief of Army Staff Gen Deepak Kapoor has said that there are still 42 terror camps operating across the border in Pakistan in which 2000 to 2500 terrorists are still waiting to infiltrate into Indian side.

Talking to media persons here on Tuesday after dedicating the war memorial Balidan Sthambh to people of J&K, Gen Kapoor said, "The increase in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan side on line of control and international border is because they are trying to push 2000 to 2500 infiltrators taking training in 42 terror camps on their soil into our side."

"Though the ceasefire violation has decreased on the whole but still there are efforts being made by Pakistan to push more militants before winters," Gen Kapoor said, adding, "We are doing our best that Pakistan should not do ceasefire violations. Still if it continues than our forces are well prepared to give any sort of response."

When asked are people misusing the satellite phones to infiltrate, Gen Kapoor replied, "Yes, it is true. It is our recommendation and government is taking some steps to ensure that checks are available on it and no further misuse is done."

Maintaining that army will deal with the same force with any of the terrorist organization whether Taliban, Lashkar or any body else in the same manner as it has done earlier, "If the security of people is put on stake."

Chief of army staff believes that violence level on the whole has decreased and the targeted attack on security forces has increased, "But security forces will also deal with it."

Earlier, during the function, Gen Kapoor said that he feels lucky that he is back at a place where he has served for 12 years, with a much bigger cause to dedicate the war memorial to people of J&K so that the sacrifices of soldiers could be always remembered.