June 2006 News

Militants Use Palmtops In Kashmir

23 June 2006
The Times of India

Jammu: Indian Army troops were surprised when they stumbled upon palmtops along with a huge quantity of arms and ammunition belonging to separatist militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday. This is the first time that security forces have found palmtops in possession of terrorists in the state, an army source said. 'A lot of data is stored in these palmtops - details of their operations, locations and code names of their compatriots and guides who led them from the Line of Control to the hinterland,' said the source. He added that forces were trying to decipher these details. Earlier, militants used to jot down their plans on plain sheets and papers, but these days they seem to have switched to high-tech gadgets, which is a dangerous trend, he said. Forces had earlier found that militants were using laptops and satellite phones.


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