High security deployed on 20 routes to prevent the entry of infiltrators from Pakistan into Kashmir

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Jammu: Security agencies have identified more than 20 entrances along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir and have set up multi-level security to prevent any attempt by Pakistan to infiltrate into armed militants.

According to intelligence data, more than 60 armed militants have infiltrated along the Line of Control in the Kashmir Valley and 20 terrorists from control areas falling south of Pir Panjal in the past two months.

More than 20 intruders have been identified to prevent the entry of armed terrorists and strengthen the security grid, officials said.

They said two to three-tiered security, including an infiltration barrier system of border fencing, had been installed.

Apart from the first levels of security of the army and the BSF and village protection committees (splits) along the control and IB, the police were activated and checkpoints arrived and patrolling the perimeter around the border.

They also alerted all police stations and police posts to keep tabs on suspicious movements in the border areas, rather than activating spare parts in border belts, they said.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said at a meeting with Army and BSF officials on Thursday that troops should be kept on high alert along the Pakistan border.

According to data from various sources in the Counter-Infiltration Grid (CIG), about 60 militants have infiltrated the valley, from Gulmarg, Bandipora and Bonyar areas in Baramulla (North Kashmir) to the southern parts of the state. The route was taken by tribal riders from Pakistan.

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According to sources, infiltration routes along the Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara districts have been identified.

According to sources, the terrorists have been using the Bandipora-Gangbal-Chattargal route which has been dormant for some years, and that the Gujjars have been identified as terrorists in the upper regions.

“Terrorists exploit thick woods, dry nallas, river, and areas with zero populations to penetrate from Pokemon to Jammu and Kashmir,” an official said.

BSF forces guarding the 180-kilometer IB with Pakistan have strengthened their observation posts and “listening posts” to keep a close watch on any intrusion by drones.

BSF has been patrolling the riverfront along the IB and deploying water patrolling squads in the Chenab River to prevent terrorists from infiltrating into India from Pakistan, officials said.

There have been reports of terrorists in the Goi-Kahuta-Chirat belt, Kotli-Sensa belt, Mirpur-Bindi, Samani-Waryali-Garnam belt, and Sialkot-Jaffarwala belt.

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