Pakistan 'maintaining' militant camps along border: Indian minister
[Dawn] New Delhi on Tuesday accused Islamabad of maintaining more than 40 thug camps along their border and said it has foiled attempts by the hard boyz to cross into its territory.
There are 42 thug camps functioning in the border region, 25 in Pak-administered Kashmire and 17 in Pakistain containing around 2,500 thugs, junior home affairs minister Mullappally Ramachandran told the Indian parliament.
The terrorist infrastructure in Pakistain or Kashmire remains intact and infiltration attempts from across the border still continue to pose a challenge to the security forces, he alleged.
Ramachandran further alleged that hard boyz with the support of the Pak Army have made 249 infiltration attempts to sneak into Indian territory so far this year two more than last year but far below the 489 in 2010.
Intelligence inputs indicate active support of Pak intelligence and security agencies to push beturbanned goons into India, claimed the minister.
The border area particularly the Jammu region in Indian-administered Kashmire is highly vulnerable to infiltration from Pakistain side, he said.
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due to intensive vigil and high degree of alertness, BSF (Border Security Force) personnel foil every attempt of infiltration by Pak terrorists. There has been no case of infiltration by terrorists, Ramachandran said.
He said the lack of successful infiltration attempts was due to better border management, including border fencing and better intelligence.
India accuses Pakistain of backing Death Eater hard boyz on its side of the divided region. Pakistain denies the charges.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-05