According to government officials, around 55 terror camps of Pakistan-backed militant groups have come up across the Line of Control in PoK in the last four months. In these camps training have been given to terrorists to push them into Jammu and Kashmir.
The government officials have said this quoting intelligence reports that at least 20 new terrorist camps have come up this year taking the total number to 55.
It is to be noted that when India carried surgical strikes on Pakistan’s terror launch pads in September last year, most of the 35 terror camps were dismantled by the Indian army.
The officials also said that these camps have been resurfaced by Pakistan since January and besides these camps, 20 new have come into existence. All these 55 camps are “actively operating”, an official said.
As of now about 160 terrorists are active in the Kashmir Valley and their Pakistani handlers have instructed them to intensify attacks on security forces to keep the pot boiling and the LoC active, the government officials said quoting intelligence reports.
Monday’s attacks along the Line of Control wherein two Indian soldiers were killed and mutilated, is part of this strategy, the officials said on Tuesday.
With inputs from PTI.