Islamabad: Intelligence reports from Pakistan indicated that 16-17 terror camps were shifted from their current locations after the Uri attack. According to highly placed sources in the intelligence agencies, training camps of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Hizbul Mujahideen were relocated in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Intelligence agencies have gathered that these terror camps were shifted with the help of Pakistani army and Inter-services Intelligence. Four terror camps operating from Mansehra and Muzaffarabad were shifted by the Pakistani army, intelligence sources said.
The new terror camps have been erected near heavily built villages within PoK in an attempt to camouflage with residential population. In some cases, terror camps were shifted within Pakistani army bases.
The rationale behind this move is to evade being identified by Indian agencies, intelligence sources said.
Intelligence sources said that Pakistan looks completely ruffled with India’s diplomatic and strategic offensive in the aftermath of Uri terror attack and is doing everything to save its skin. Shifting terror camps from their current location is one such attempt.
Sources in the ministry of home affairs said that Pakistan is preparing to deal with the situation in the event of a possible surgical strike by Indian army.
Meanwhile, union home minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high level meeting in New Delhi to discuss internal security and situation in the Kashmir Valley. Apart from national security advisor Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau chief, RAW chief and senior officials of the home ministry attended the meeting.
Kashmir Valley has been tense for over two months following the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani. More than 80 people have lost their lives in clashes with security forces in the Valley.
The line of control and the border between India and Pakistan have seen hectic activities after Uri terror strike. Both the countries have increased their military presence on the ground along
Pakistan even shut down its airways in PoK and nearby areas to give time to its air force to get prepared for a possible strike by Indian forces. Unverified reports of F16s flying over Islamabad even caused panic in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Manohar Parrikar have repeatedly said that the sacrifice of 19 soldiers, who died in the September, 18 terror attack, would be avenged in a suitable manner and at a time of their picking.