Terrorists may step up activities in Jammu and Kashmir

World Friday 30/September/2016 21:19 PM
By: Times News Service
Terrorists may step up activities in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Security agencies were apprehending that militants operating in Indian-administered-Kashmir could step up attacks against security forces and civilians following the surgical strike conducted by the Army targeting terror launch pads in Pakistan-administered-Kashmir.
Quoting intelligence inputs, government sources said there is high probability of terror attacks being carried out by militants who have already sneaked into Jammu and Kashmir following instructions from their masters from across the border.
These attacks may target mostly security forces serving in the Kashmir Valley and civilian areas in Jammu region.
"We have put security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on high alert and asked them to be extra vigilant taking into account the prevailing situation," a source said.
There have been reports that after Thursday's operation,
some terror camps along LoC were shifted, sources said quoting intelligence inputs.
They said evacuation of civilians in some areas in Jammu and Kashmir and in Punjab has been done and they will not return till the situation becomes normal.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the security situation in the country, particular along the border with Pakistan.
During the hour-long meeting, the top security brass of the country briefed the home minister about the situation along the border and steps being taken to foil any Pakistani design to attack Border Security Force posts besides safety of civilian population living in forward areas.
The Home Minister instructed the officials to ensure that the forces posted along the border remain on alert as situation along the Indo-Pak border continues to be volatile after Thursday's surgical strike by army, official sources said.
Those who attended the meeting include National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and top officials of security and intelligence agencies.
BSF, which comes under the Home Ministry, has already put all its units along the Indo-Pak border on "high alert". Orders have been issued to all its units along IB in Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat to step up vigil and bolster their numbers at the posts by bringing in all personnel who are in the reserve.
Meanwhile, one more soldier, who was critically injured in the terror attack on Army's Uri base 12 days ago, on Friday died of his wounds, taking the total number of army personnel killed in the strike to 19.
Naik Raj Kishore Singh was undergoing treatment at Army's Research and Referral Hospital here.
He succumbed to his injuries, defence sources said.
The Uri Army base was attacked by heavily-armed terrorists on September 18 in which 18 soldiers were killed.