The onset of autumn months is throwing usual challenges at the security grid in Jammu and Kashmir. The police says as winter approaches in the Valley, and some areas have received the first snowfall, there is an increased effort from across the Line of Control (LoC) to carry out more infiltration bids.
According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Pakistan is trying hard to send across more and more infiltrators before the mountains are covered with snow and it becomes difficult to cross them.
Details suggest that in the past one month, the security forces on the border have foiled more than two dozen infiltration attempts. However, some of the attempts could have been successful.
“Every year, Pakistan tries to send across terrorists before the snowfall, and it’s happening this year too. We have reports of infiltration from Gurez and Bandipora sectors, the Army had also established contact at these places, and we have managed to recover huge arms and ammunition from areas close to the border. There were attempts in Baramulla and Handwara too. Our border security grid is strong. We have managed to foil all the attempts in bordering areas,” said Dilbagh Singh, DG, Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Security experts believe that, in October, there can be a surge in infiltration bids, and an increase in the number of ceasefire violations. The Army, as per reports, has increased the vigil across the border and the LoC. More than 200 personnel are said to be “ready” at the launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).