The Additional Director General Border Security Force Surinder Panwar mentioned on Monday that over 250-300 militants are ready on the launch pads throughout the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into India.
Compared to final yr, infiltration has gone down, Panwar mentioned.
Only 25-30 militants have managed to infiltrate this yr, in comparison with 140 in 2019, he added.
“250 to 300 militants are still present at the launch pads across the LoC, waiting to infiltrate before snowfall but we are alert and all their attempts will be foiled,” mentioned Panwar.
The ADG BSF was speaking on the sidelines of the wreath-laying ceremony of the slain BSF constable, who laid his life whereas stopping infiltrators at Machail in Kupwara in the course of the intervening evening of November 7-8.
Panwar mentioned, “At around 1 am, BSF men noticed suspicious movement of terrorists at Machil sector after which a team of BSF led by two constables, Constable Sudip Kumar and Constable Abdul challenged them. One of the terrorists fired at Constable Sudip Kumar injuring him critically. The exchange of fire continued till 4:30 am. Later, the injured BSF constable succumbed to his injuries.”
“In the exchange of firing, army captain Ashutosh Kumar and two soldiers were killed,” mentioned Panwar and added that they already had an enter in regards to the doable infiltration bid.
He mentioned the operation in Machil space of Kupwara district of north Kashmir remains to be underway. “So if there are any more terrorists, they too will be neutralised,” mentioned ADG BSF.