Terror camps in Balakot are active again. Army chief Bipin Rawat said that almost after seven months the Indian Air Force destroyed the complex run by the Jaish-e-Mohammad in retaliation for the Pulwama terror attack.
“Balakot has been reactivated by Pakistan very recently. That shows that Balakot has been affected. It had been damaged and destroyed. And that is why people have got away from there and now it has been reactivated. Some action had been taken by Indian Air Force and now they have got the people back there,” Rawat told the reporters at the Officers Training Academy.
“Let me tell you, Balakot has been reactivated by Pakistan very recently. Obviously that shows that Balakot was affected and damaged and destroyed. That is why people had got away from there. We know how to deal with ceasefire violations. Our troops know how to position themselves and take action. We are alert and will ensure that maximum infiltration bids are foiled,” he added.
“All critical installations including various military bases have been cautioned. Five hundred terrorists waiting to infiltrate is unusual and alarming,” another senior official said.
Sectors such as Gurez-Kargil-Machhil-Keran-Tangdhar-Uri are snowbound by November which will eventually make difficult for terrorists to cross over. As the winter is approaches, infiltrating terrorists will shift their focus to the Jammu-Kathua area.Security agencies have also told the government to expect a terror attack after the United Nations General Assembly session, the second official said.
Earlier , Jammu inspector-general of police (IG) Mukesh Singh has also informed about the fact that at least six terrorists alone are active in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar.