According to security sources, the Border Security Force (BSF), has increased security at Jammu and Kashmir’s International Border (IB). This is in response to an increase in terrorist infiltration attempts from Pakistan. There have been over 100 such attempts in the last three months.
Sources said that the outfits were receiving adequate support from Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI. This has provided them with all logistical support and weapons support.
Sources claim that over 100 attempts at infiltration were made within the last 100 days. However, most of these were stopped by the BSF or other security forces.
According to intelligence agencies, the launch pads at Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), have been buzzing with activity since February last year after being completely deserted.
Sources said that intelligence agencies found some Afghan ultras in launch pads. These could have been brought to the ISI.
They claimed that terrorist outfits such as Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Al Badra were active at the PoK launch pads and trying to enter Indian territory. The ISI has provided all assistance to these ultras.
Officials from the BSF have stated that they have strengthened their security system at the International Border, and that troops are constantly on alert across both the northern and western borders.
Official said that Operation Alert was launched at the Pakistani border and that troops were on alert.
Pankaj Kumar Singh Singh, the newly appointed DG of BSF, inspected the Kathua and Samba sectors along the International Border, and made a comprehensive assessment of the situation with other senior officials. Pankaj Kumar Singh also reviewed the security grid management, area domination and force structure.
He inspected the areas of Basantar river and Tarnha Nallah. Bain Nallah was also inspected. Aik Nallah, Phalku Nallah were also visited.
BSF DG held a detailed conversation with all sector and unit commanders and looked at the security situation to assess the current security situation.