In 2020, scores of terrorists from Pakistan attempted infiltration bids into India. However just 44 managed to infiltrate in 2020, when compared to the 141 in 2019, officials said.
Rattled by the anti-infiltration grid that blocked several key routes, Pakistan carried 5,100 ceasefire violation, which was the highest since the 2003 truce. “There are 300 to 415 terrorists in various launching pads in Pakistani Occupied Kashmir (PoK) along the LoC ready to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to disturb peace and normalcy by engineering violence,” an official said.
“Pakistani agencies are using tunnels to push in armed terrorists, weapons, ammunition and explosive material in J&K. “They are also using drones to ferry and drop weapons and explosive material into border areas in Jammu and Kashmir along with narcotics to finance terrorism,” an official said.
This year, they are also trying to infiltrate terrorists into J&K even during the months of heavy snowfall. “In December last year, terrorists infiltrated into Poonch despite heavy snowfall but were neutralized,” an official said.