Pakistan Reopens Terror Camps Along Border, Security Agencies On Alert

Security personnel are bracing themselves for a jump in infiltration attempts.

New Delhi: 

Pakistan has reactivated all the terror camps it had temporarily shut down along the line of control, intelligence agencies have reported, indicating the need for security agencies to brace themselves for an increase in infiltration attempts in the days to come.

Sources also counted 18 training centres and 20 terror launch pads, each with an average of 60 terrorists, among the installations.

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after the centre scrapped the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and imposed a region-wide clampdown to prevent a backlash. In his first speech delivered in the United Nations General Assembly last month, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of an impending conflict between the two nuclear powers unless New Delhi reconsidered its move.

The intelligence inputs came a day after Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh reported the presence of 200-300 terrorists in the state and an increase in cross-border firing aimed at pushing in more of them before the onset of winter. “The number of active terrorists (in Jammu and Kashmir) is between 200 and 300… the figure keeps going up and down,” Mr Singh told reporters during a visit to the border district of Poonch on Sunday.

He said that although Pakistan has resorted to ceasefire violations at many places across Jammu and Kashmir, including Kanachak, RS Pura, Hira Nagar, Poonch,…

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