Pak keeps terror pot boiling

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  1. sasi

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    Nov 18, 2012
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    Pak keeps terror pot boiling
    With peak winters round the corner the Pakistani army and the rangers have once again stepped up efforts to push in armedmilitants inside the Indian territory from across the Line of Control and International border to keep the terror pot boiling across Jammu and Kashmir.
    With most of the higher reaches in North Kashmir covered with snow the Line of Control in Poonch and the International border across Jammu frontier has once become the focal point of infiltration. The BSF and the Army have also readied theirwinter border management plan to tackle infiltration in the coming days. Foggy nights and wild growth of elephantine grass along the border entice infiltrators to sneak in. Since last one month the vulnerable patches along the line of control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch have been witnessing spurt in incidents of infiltration.
    Though the Indian Army has claimed that on most of the occasions the alert soldiers have foiled intrusion bid immediately after detecting movement of suspected infiltrators near the barbed wire fence, yet the possibility of armed infiltrators sneaking in cannot be completely ruled out through open patches in hostile terrain. To plug suchinfiltration routes the Union govt is already mulling the idea of upgrading the existing fence to achieve ‘zero infiltration’.
    Meanwhile, in the last three days the Pak army has violated ceasefire agreementwith India on two occasions while Pak rangers have alsoopened unprovoked firing on the labourers engaged in the leveling and electrification work near border outposts along the International border in Hiranagar and Samba sector of Jammu frontier. In all these border skirmishes thePak soldiers targeted forward Indian posts with heavy weapons and coveredvast areas for longer duration. The exchange of fire lasted for over 1-3 hours,defence sources said. Security experts say,these diversionary tactics are often used by the Pak army to help heavily armed group of militants infiltrate inside the Indian territory from across the border”. Thoughno soldier on the Indian side was hurt in the exchange of fire but one of the soldier received injuries after he stepped on to the landmine near the Line of Control nearNangi Tekri post in Krishna Ghati sector on Thursday. The Pak rangers had earlieropened fire on the workers engaged in the leveling workat a forward post of Pansar in Hiranagar sector.
    According to BSF spokesman,“the Pak rangers violated ceasefire agreement on Friday morning by targeting workers busy in the electrification work along theborder fence in Ramgarh sector of Samba. The pak rangers stationed inside Imran on the Pakistani side targeted Ballad post in Ramgarh sector of Samba. The BSF retaliated effectively to silence the Pakguns, the BSF spokesman added. On their part the state police and the para military forces stationed in border areas have been carrying out regular patrolling in the area with the help of local members ofthe village defence committees and keeping a hawks eye on the movement of suspected people in their respective areas. The checkpoints have been activated in border areas to prevent movement of anti-national elements.

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