India accuses Pakistan of maintaining 'militant camps' along border

India junior home affairs minister says lack of successful infiltration attempts was due to better border management.


Afp December 04, 2012

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday accused Islamabad of maintaining more than 40 militant camps along their border and said it has foiled attempts by Pakistani militants to cross into its territory.

There are 42 militant camps functioning in the border region, 25 in Azad Kashmir and 17 in Pakistan containing around 2,500 militants, junior home affairs minister Mullappally Ramachandran told parliament.

"The terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan or Kashmir remains intact and infiltration attempts from across the border still continue to pose a challenge to the security forces," he said.

Pakistan-based militants - with the support of the Pakistan 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, he said.

"However, due to intensive vigil and high degree of alertness, BSF (Border Security Force) personnel foil every attempt of infiltration by Pakistani 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.

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Yuri Kondratyuk | 8 years ago | Reply

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Clear Black Bag | 8 years ago | Reply

Indian leadership keep crying up but unfortunately without solid and authentic evidences as a part of as usual old blame game for allegations and accusations against Pakistan about involving in terror activities in India by Pakistan and despite seeing and knowing your inner intentions for Pakistan shamelessly Pakistan's leaders are going to declare India as the "Most Favorite Nation".......

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