Pakistan attempting to push militants in Kashmir through 30 terror launchpads along LoC: Sources

'Pakistan has built 30 launch pads along the LoC to infiltrate militants into the regions of Karen, Gurez, and Gulmarg,' the latest inputs received by the Indian security agencies suggest.

Published: 11th September 2019 09:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2019 09:06 PM   |  A+A-

Kargil

An army jawan takes pictures of Drass valley. (Photo| PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Failing to make its case on the diplomatic front, Pakistan is resorting to the use of terror as an instrument of state policy once again, according to reliable sources in security agencies.

"Pakistan has built 30 launch pads along the LoC to infiltrate militants into the regions of Karen, Gurez, and Gulmarg," the latest inputs received by the Indian security agencies suggest.

"Pakistan army and the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) are moving militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed into these launch pads."

The sources have further said that militants from Afghanistan are also being mobilised towards the Line of Control.

"An estimated 230 to 280 militants are being moved."

India has blamed Pakistan for stoking fear and targeting Kashmiri civilians.

Last week, two Pakistani terrorists entered the house of fruit merchant Hamidullah Rather in Dangerpura and opened fire at the family members, injuring his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Usma and son Mohammed Irshad.

On Wednesday, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist, identified as Asif Maqbool Bhat, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore. He is the same terrorist, who was involved in the attack on a girl child.

ALSO READ | UN observers should visit Pakistan first': MQM leader calls out Islamabad's human rights record

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had recently said that "Pakistan is trying to create trouble. 230 Pakistani terrorists were spotted. Some of them have infiltrated and some have been arrested."

"We are determined to protect the life of Kashmiris from Pakistani terrorists even if we have to impose restrictions," the NSA had added.

India has effectively foiled Pakistan's attempts to internationalise Jammu and Kashmir issue.

Coming down heavily on Islamabad at the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), India said Pakistan is building a false narrative and has no locus standi on the issue.

ALSO READ | LeT terrorist Asif shot dead by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore

Pakistan stands isolated on the Kashmir issue and has failed to make it an international matter after being snubbed on all fronts. All the major countries in the world have backed India's position on the abrogation of Article 370.

Next month, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will make a final decision on whether to blacklist Pakistan or to keep it in its grey list or not. The inter-governmental organisation had given the country four months to improve its counter-terror financing operations.

On August 22, the Asia-Pacific Group (APG), a regional affiliate of the FATF, had placed Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist) for its failure to meet the stipulated standards.

Pakistan media have claimed that Islamabad on Monday submitted a report to the FATF on the strengthening of its anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism framework.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp