Infiltration And CFVs Not Up After August 5 Decision Of Centre: Top BSF Official

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Militants ready to sneak in before closure of all infiltration passes, Satellite phones not a new threat for us: IG BSF Ajmal Singh

Faizan Wani

Srinagar: A top Border Security Forces (BSF) official on Monday said that infiltration and Ceasefire Violations have not increased post abrogation of Article 370 by the Centre on August 5 and the two issues should not be linked in any way.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), while talking to reporters on the sidelines of Bharat Dharshan Tour at BSF’s Frontier Headquarter at Humahama, Inspector General of BSF Ajmal Singh said that the two issues—infiltration and CFVs should not be linked. “Infiltration was happening before Abrogation of Article 370 and it continues to happen. Same is the case with CFV. There is always an attempt to push militants into this side whenever there is a CFV,” Khatak said.

He said since BSF guards’ international border in Jammu and Kashmir, all attempts by the militants to enter into this side are foiled successfully. “Our men are alert on the international border and all the bids by militants under the cover of CFV are being foiled,” he said.  He, however, said that the exact number of militants ready to infiltrate into this side was not available but stated that large number of militants are present on the launching pads on the other side to sneak in to this side. “The militants are trying to get in before the snowfall would block all the passes on the LoC,” the IG BSF said.

Asked about Kashmir situation, the IG BSF said that situation is peaceful as encounters and law and order situation has shown a significant improvement. On whether recovery of satellite phones from the slain militants was nothing new as they were using it earlier also. “We are ahead in technology than militants. We will trace satellite phone conversations through our upgraded technology,” he said as per the KNO correspondent.

The IG BSF flag-off some 82 children of different schools operating in remote areas of Kashmir. “We get special budgetary allocation for organizing Bharat Dharshan tour. These children live in remote areas of Kashmir and get less opportunity to explore various states of India. We are taking them to cities where there are top institutes of Science and Technology,” he said.

He said that when Kashmiri children would practically see what they read in books, the move will raise their morale and their confidence will get a boost. “This way, they would be able to set their future goals,” he said. (KNO)

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