Terrorist incursions in Kashmir raise security concerns
(IANS) A major attempt by terrorists to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan has raised serious questions about the effectiveness of the barbed wire fence and surveillance systems along the Line of Control (LoC).
A group of terrorists who infiltrated the fencing in the Gurez sector in northern Kashmir early last week were finally stopped by Indian troops almost 27 km from the border, senior army officers admitted here Tuesday.
The army used helicopters to airlift troops to strategic heights to prevent the terrorists from sneaking into the Kashmir Valley or the tourist resort of Sonamarg. The army officers admitted it was yet to be ascertained where and how the terrorists had crossed the LoC from Pakistan's Northern Areas, located opposite the Gurez sector.
A total of 105 terrorists were gunned down during infiltration bids this year, with the highest number of 47 "kills" registered in July.