June 2007 News

Indian army alleges rise in infiltration from Pakistan

4 June 2007
The Daily Times

Srinagar: The Indian army said on Monday it had registered an increase in militant activity along the heavily-militarised Line of Control, despite a pledge by Pakistan to block cross-border insurgents. The comments came after Indian troops on Monday killed four suspected Islamic militants along the de facto border with Pakistan, in what police said was the sixth infiltration attempt in less than 10 days. There has been no let-up in infiltration by militants into our side from across the Line of Control, army spokesman AK Mathur told AFP, asserting that militant training camps were still intact across the border in Pakistan. The infiltration this time of the year is bit higher than last year, he said. The army says militant attempts to cross the ceasefire line into Indian Kashmir increase in the summer as snow melts on mountain passes. Islamabad denies New Delhis charges of arming and funding the militants and has pledged to do its best to stop insurgents in Kashmir.


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