450 New LeT, JeM Recruits From Pakistan Planning Infiltration And Attack

| June 8 , 2018 , 10:11 IST

Intelligence inputs have revealed that Pakistan is planning to infiltrate around 450 new recruits of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant groups into India to carry out a major attack ahead of the Amarnath Yatra. Currently, the government has announced a one-sided ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy Islam month of Ramzan.

The new recruits have been trained by Pakistan's elite special forces the Special Service Group (SSG) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to carry out the terror attack, India Today reported on Friday.

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The intelligence report detailed that the terrorists are waiting on 11 launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) to cross over the Line of Control (LoC) into India. The launch pads have been identified as Kel, Shardi, Dudhnial, Athmuqam, Jura, Leepa, Pachhiban, Thandapani, Nyali, Lanjote and Nikail.

A total of 127 militants are reportedly present on a launch pad opposite Bhimber Gali, 30 each in Naushera and Poonch, 35 in Krishna Valley, 61 in Tangdhar, 50 in Keran, 42 in Machal, 16 in Gurez, 47 in Uri and 6 each in Naugam and Rampur.

From the 450 militants, most belong to JeM and have been trained in Nyali by the Pakistani Army while 61 LeT recruits have been trained exclusively by the SSC in Jura to be a part of the Border Action Team.

Even during the ceasefire, infiltration would not be easy as there are several layers of security which would need to be breached.

Pakistan has been facing flak at an international level for providing a safe haven for terrorists on its soil, include terrorists active in Afghanistan.