May 2004 News

3,000 militants will infiltrate IHK: Vij

21 May 2004
The Daily Times

RANGRETH: More than 3,000 militants are ready to slip into Indian-held Kashmir from Pakistan, the Indian Army chief said on Friday. 'As per our information, about 3,000 to 3,500 people in the various camps across the border are ready to infiltrate,' Indian Army chief General NC Vij told a news conference. 'There are about 85 to 95 (militant training) camps, as per the information. They're still there.'Gen Vij said the Indian army had stepped up efforts to build a fence across the border to halt incursions. 'The number of terrorists inside Jammu and Kashmir has dropped to nearly 55-60 percent of what it was last year.' But a senior Pakistani army officer rejected the charges. 'This is totally ludicrous,' Major-General Shaukat Sultan said.


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