Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Pak army readying 100 terrorists to push into JK (PTI)
Quoting intelligence agencies, the NSA is said to have told the members of the CCS--Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj besides the Prime Minister--that about a dozen terror launch pads were activated by the Pakistan Army to push the terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir to avenge the surgical strikes. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also a member of the CCS, is abroad.
Indian army had carried out surgical strikes on Septmber 29 by crossing over the LoC in Kupwara sector in the Kashmir valley and Poonch in Jammu region and smashed launch pads meant for terrorists.
It was believed that nearly a dozen terrorists were killed in Kel, Lipa and Bhimber Gali and given a quiet burial, according to reports.
Three divisions of the army were involved in the surgical strikes and, before the operation, the army teams ensured that they cut off the possibility of any reinforcements from Pakistani army, sources said.
The SP was purportedly heard admitting that nearly five soldiers and Lashker-e-Taiba terrorists were killed in Bhimber and Lipa. Overall, he admitted to 12 deaths.
Doval is said to have conveyed to the CCS that there is a possibility of more terrorists trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir before the onset of the winter.
Meanwhile, India has also shored up its defences and regular sorties by Sukhoi fighter jets are taking place from Srinagar airport, which is generally a MIG base, sources said.
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(SOURCE- iNDIA TODAY)