INDIAN Intelligence agencies have received inputs that 16 terror training camps are active inside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir where terrorists are being readied for infiltration into the Kashmir Valley. Army sources said that the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has dealt with a severe blow after the Pulwama attack as it is not receiving any support from the local youth in the Kashmir Valley as its leadership and cadre have been eliminated in a targeted campaign by the security forces.
“There are 16 terrorist training camps which have been activated in the last few months as per the reports received from Intelligence agencies. More camps are in the process of being activated for the infiltration season,” Army sources said. “The entire exercise by the Pakistan Army and the ISI is under our watch and we are ready on the LoC and the international border to deal with any misadventure from their side,” they further said. Sources said that the Army has been working on a war footing to eliminate the existing leadership of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir as could be seen during the post Pulwama operations where almost entire Jaish leadership has been wiped out.
On the issue of IS trying to make inroads into India, the sources said that they have been trying to gain a foothold in the Kashmir Valley and Army and other agencies are working to ensure but the security agencies have foiled all their endeavours and are keeping an eye on them. Sources said that Islamic State-linked actors have been raising Islamic State flags and distributing other propaganda material in Kashmir, but have failed to get any traction.
Number of locals joining terror groups was reduced to half in J&K: Police
IN WHAT is seen as a success of security forces, the number of locals joining terrorist ranks has come down to half in Jammu and Kashmir with only around 40 youths joining taking arms. According to the police, there are around 275 active terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir including around 100-125 foreign terrorists. “The number of locals terrorists is decreasing.
Only 40 locals have joined (terrorism) in the last five and a half months, which is less than half compared to the earlier records,” Jammu & Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh said on Tuesday. Singh said that infiltration from across the border is also decreasing considerably. “If we continue to make progress like this, the situations will improve in the coming days,” he said. His statement comes days after one of the most wanted terrorists Zakir Musa was eliminated by the security forces in an encounter in Tral area of Pulwama on May 24.