Terrorist camps operating in Pakistan-held Kashmir: Indian Army

Terrorist camps operating in Pakistan-held Kashmir: Indian Army

"Militant training camps are still active across the LOC," Major General Ravi Thodge, general-officer-commanding of the counter-insurgency Kilo Force in the Valley, told reporters in Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, some 85 km from here.

"The militants can try to sneak into the Valley in small groups this summer, but our troops are vigilant to defeat any such infiltration bid," he added.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition along with other logistic support equipment were displayed at the press conference.

The arms and ammunition were seized by personnel of the 6 Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir Police in the dense Haphruda forests in Kupwara, Thodge said.

Eight AK-56 rifles, four AK-47 rifles, one under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL), eight UBGL grenades, 694 rounds of AK ammunition, 40 grenades, one radio set with antenna, 20 remote-control improvised explosive device (IED) boxes and 15 electric detonators, among other ammunition and equipment, have been recovered.

“This is a major haul of arms and ammunition recovered in the recent past and the recovery has thwarted the evil designs of terrorists in north Kashmir," Thodge added.