Islamabad: With chilly winter making it difficult for terrorist outfits operating out of Pakistan to infiltrate across the Line of Control, the groups seem to have shifted their focus southward along the international border.
Army sources have said that more than 60 terrorists belonging to Lashkar-i-Toiba and Jaish-i-Mohammad are waiting across the border to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army sources say that they have information about their presence in Sialkot district of Pakistan’s Punjab province adjacent to Jammu region.
Meanwhile, the Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered a night vision device (NVD) from Baba Chamliyal area in Samba district in Jammu region. The BSF jawans were searching the area as part of its regular combing activity.
Baba Chamliyal is the same area, where BSF jawans had killed three terrorists near international border when they used a tunnel to infiltrate into Indian territory from Pakistani side on November 29.
BSF DIG Ram Avtar said, “When our jawans were searching the area, they found Pakistani night vision device. The NVD camera might have been used by the three slain infiltrators.
Recovery of NVD camera is significant as the Pakistani terrorists infiltrating India had stopped using such devices.
The recovery signals to terrorists’ return to old practice to escape being caught by the BSF and keeping an eye on their night Nakkas along the 200-km-long international border.