The Army on Saturday said it foiled an infiltration bid at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector a day before. The Army also said that Pakistani posts actively instigate civilians to cross the LoC but the Indian soldiers show restraint in such situations.
The infiltrators were able to reach within 150-metres of the LoC in Lam area of Nowshera sector. The Army, however, dispersed the approaching group by firing at them.
'In Lam area, Nowshera yesterday, loud noises of protest heard from behind Pakistani posts. After sometime 6 people in Pathani suits came ahead of the post and reached approximately 150 metres from the Line of Control,' a statement from the army said.
The infiltration bid from comes amid multiple ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army in the past month. Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Krishna Ghari sector in Poonch district on Saturday. Last week, an Indian Army personnel died in a similar ceasefire violation.
A similar infiltration attempt was made by terrorists backed by the Pakistani Army in the Keran sector on August 16. The Army earlier said that Pakistan has been increasing its attempts to push terrorists in the Indian territory for which it has activated a major communication hub in Kali Ghati area near Neelam Valley in PoK to guide them.
The said hub has a communications range of 50-60 km and allows the terrorists to communicate with their guides even across the LoC.
After the August 16 infiltration bid, a high alert was sounded across all bases of the Army, the Air Force against potential attacks. The high alert was sounded vis-à-vis Pakistan’s threat to use all means to counter India’s move to abrogate Article 370.
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh earlier said Pakistan has been attempting to push in infiltrators in the past few days.
India on multiple occasions has blamed Pakistan Army of supporting and abetting such infiltration bids to push terrorists.