Militants Waiting To Enter Country: BSF

5 May 2008

Chandigarh: BSF on Monday said that militants across the border are waiting to enter the country once mountain passes in Jammu and Kashmir open with the melting of snow. 'The BSF has strong inputs that militants are waiting along the border to enter the country,' BSF director general A K Mitra told reporters on the sidelines of a foundation stone laying ceremony for a BSF building here. He said along the western border, the infiltration is presently low. However, 'once the mountain passes open, the militant activities along the border are likely to increase manifold,' he said. He did not rule out the possibility of increase in the militant activities in the wake of upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. 'In the past also it has been observed that whenever elections are close in Jammu and Kashmir, attempts have been made by militants to step up violence,' he said. Mitra also said that number of training camps of militants in Pakistan had gone up but did not give out any figures.