Fresh Recruits Among 300 Militants Active: Army

SRINAGAR — Claiming that there will be more infiltration attempts in the winter months, the Army on Saturday revealed that more than 300 militants  were active in Kashmir. 

“More than 250 militants are ready to infiltrate into this side of LoC (from Pakistan) but our soldiers are ready to foil their attempts,” Corps commander of Srinagar-based 15-Corps Lieutenant General AK Bhatt said during a public function in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

He also said that there will be more infiltration attempts in the winter months. “…but our forces are vigilant to foil all these attempts,” the army commander said.

General Bhatt put the number of active militants in Kashmir valley at around 300, including fresh recruits. He said that people in south Kashmir should take a lesson from people in north Kashmir “who haven’t sheltered any militant outfit.”

“From 1947, these people (north Kashmir) have given us full support, we will try our best to help these people and recruit more and more boys from this area,” he said.

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