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Over 250 militants from Pakistani Kashmir waiting to enter Jammu: BSF

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   28 Dec 2012 5:20 AM GMT
Over 250 militants are waiting at launching pads in areas of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) facing Jammu, a top Border Security Force (BSF) official said here Thursday.

"Over 250 militants are waiting at launching pads in PoK opposite the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu," BSF Inspector General (Jammu Frontier) Rajeev Krishna told reporters.

He said up to 60 militants were also waiting on the other side of the International Border in Jammu.

"BSF is on high alert to prevent infiltration of these militants especially during the thick fog in winters," he said.

He said the coming three months would be crucial for the BSF to counter infiltration bids due to poor visibility. Special equipments had been put in place to enhance visibility in fog, he said.

Pakistan violated the ceasefire 80 times this year on IB and LoC, he said.

The BSF guards about 200 km of the IB in Jammu.