Hyderabad: After Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warned that “at least 500” terrorists are waiting to infiltrate into India, Hyderabad police are put on high alert to track any suspicious movements in the city. Security has been beefed up in the city and suspected areas and sensitive zones have been marked.
Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Rawat on Monday said that Jaish-e-Mohammad’s terror camp in Balakot, destroyed by the Indian Air Force in February this year, has been reactivated “very recently” and “at least 500” terrorists are waiting to infiltrate into India.
Adequate measures have been taken to curb infiltration, including deploying more troops along the Line of Control, the Army Chief assured while lashing out at Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism and its repeated attempts to push terrorists into India.
General Rawat’s revelation came on the day when Jammu and Kashmir mark 50 days since the BJP-led Indian government abrogated Article 370, withdrawing the state’s special status, and imposed unprecedented restrictions on movement and communication.
“Let me tell you, Balakot has been reactivated by Pakistan very recently… Pakistan violates ceasefire to push terrorists into our territory. 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,” Gen. Rawat said. He explained that while infiltration through LoC can be checked effectively, other areas along the International Border are also exploited for such purposes.
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