Following India’s move to strip Kashmir of its special status given under Article 370 of the Constitution, terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) have been re-activated and terrorists make infiltration attempts very night, according to reports, citing a top Army official.
"Terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir is full of terrorists. They are attempting to infiltrate every night but we are able to detect and stop them," India Today quoted Lt General KJS Dhillon as saying.
Pakistan has been opposing India's move to remove provisions of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir a significant autonomy for decades and divide the state into two Union Territories.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned New Delhi of more Pulwama like incidents after its move on Kashmir. After Imran Khan’s threat, there were reports that terrorists from PoK had started assembling near the LoC in a bid to infiltrate into the Indian side.
According to a report published in Deccan Herald, hundreds of battle hardened terrorists have moved to the terror launch pads set by Pakistan in PoK near the LoC. The report said that the increased movement of terrorists across the LoC may result in increased infiltration incidents.
“The movement of terrorists across the LoC suggests that Pakistan army may push infiltrators into Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to heavy shelling to give them cover. Movement of a few hundred battle hardened terrorists along the LoC on the other side indicates that not only the borders but hinterland too will heat up in the coming days,” intelligence sources told Deccan Herald.
Indian government has put three services - Navy, Air Force and Army - on a high alert in anticipation of terror strike threat. Ahead of the announcement of Kashmir move, the Army had said that terrorists aided by Pakistani Army were planning to carry out a big attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.