Lashker militants using GPS for infiltration into J&K
Militants are using Global Positioning System for cross-border infiltration and locating safe routes in Jammu and Kashmir, police said in Jammu after a high-end GPS was found from Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants.india Updated: Mar 27, 2010 19:09 IST
Militants are using Global Positioning System for cross-border infiltration and locating safe routes in Jammu and Kashmir, police said in Jammu after a high-end GPS was found from Lashker-e-Taeba (LeT) militants on Saturday.
"Militants are using GPS for finding infiltration routes and tracks for movement within J&K. The satellite based navigation system is being used by militants as a guide in mountainous terrain," Superintendent of Police (SP), Noushera, R K Bhat told PTI.
A Taiwan-made 'Garmin GPS' was seized from two LeT militants who had recently infiltrated from across Line of Control (LoC) and were killed in Dharamshal area of Rajouri district today, the SP said.
As the infiltrating militants are increasingly finding it difficult to get guides to help them move from one area to another, they are now using this GPS system, he said.
Pointing that Pakistan is continuing to aide and abet the infiltrating militants, he said police recovered "two Nokia mobile sets with two simcards of mobile companies of Pakistan, 2 GB MP player" besides other goods made in that country.
The two militants had infiltrated from Pakistan along a group of six to seven militants some days ago in Akhnoor belt.
First Published: Mar 27, 2010 19:08 IST