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Pakistan Army, FO deny troops involved in infiltration

Islamabad, Oct 3, 2013, (PTI) : 16:36 IST
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Pakistan today dismissed as ''baseless'' India's accusation that its troops were involved in massive infiltration attempts across the LoC into Jammu and Kashmir.

"No such thing happened at all. This is a blatant lie. We totally deny this baseless allegation," a Pakistani military spokesperson told PTI.

Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry too described the charge as "baseless allegations" and insisted that Pakistan will not allow its territory to be used against any other country.

Five Indian soldiers were injured in counter-infiltration operations launched in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir nine days ago after 30 to 40 terrorists allegedly tried to cross the Line of Control (LoC) at multiple points on the night of September 24.

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, General Officer Commanding of the Indian Army's 15 Corps, said there were definite indications that some Pakistani special troops were part of the infiltration attempts.

He said an analysis of the latest infiltration bid indicated the involvement of a Border Action Team (BAT), a mixture of Pakistani regulars and militants.

"I can only say, analysing the methodology of this infiltration, it was not a pure infiltration (attempt). It was a BAT-cum-infiltration (bid). The number of militants who attempted this infiltration was rather large," he said.

"In fact, yesterday night, 10 to 12 militants tried to sneak into the cordoned off area from across," he said.

The latest infiltration attempts came in the wake of tensions that erupted along the LoC after five Indian soldiers were killed in an attack by Pakistani troops in August. Both sides have accused each other of violating a 2003 ceasefire along the LoC.

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