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450 terrorists waiting to enter India, says army – India Times

JAMMU: Around 450 guerrillas are waiting to cross the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian Army officer said Monday, adding that the Pakistan Army resorts to firing and breaches ceasefire agreement with India to facilitate infiltration of terrorists.

Intelligence inputs suggest that there were around 450 terrorists waiting to cross over to the Indian side, Brigadier General Staff of the 16 Corps Satish Dua told reporters Monday.

“Our troops are vigilant. We have set up three-tier security along the LoC and we will frustrate all plans of infiltrators,” he said.

However, voicing serious concern over the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani Army along the 744-km-long LoC that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, Brigadier Dua said that “the ceasefire agreement is breached as a diversionary tactic to facilitate infiltration”.

The motive behind the ceasefire violations by firing across the LoC is to “infiltrate terrorists from a nearby area or elsewhere,” Brigadier Dua said.

Indian and Pakistani armies had halted their hostile operations Nov 26, 2003, when the ceasefire came into effect on the border following an agreement between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Brigadier Dua said that most of these violations have taken place in Krishnaghati sector in Mendhar area of Poonch district, and the latest such violation took place Sunday evening in which one Indian soldier was killed.

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