Pakistan sending ammunition, arms to Jammu and Kashmir through UAVs

Updated: 07 August, 2020 09:22 IST | Agencies | Srinagar

Another modus operandi of Pakistan to dispatch weapons through trucks to J&K was unearthed in Punjab in the past

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This picture has been used for representation purpose only

Pakistan has adopted a new technique of sending arms and ammunition to Jammu and Kashmir using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and several such incidents have been detected in the recent past, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Dilbag Singh said on Thursday. He also said less than 200 militants are currently active in J&K, and just 26 terrorists could enter the Union Territory from across the border so far this year. "Pakistan has been trying to send arms and ammunition to militants through drones (UAVs). We have detected several such incidents in the past," Singh told PTI here. The police chief said such incidents of Pakistani UAVs carrying weapons were detected in Kupwara, Heera Nagar, Kathua and Rajouri.

Another modus operandi of Pakistan to dispatch weapons through trucks to J&K was unearthed in Punjab in the past, he said. "There has been a huge shortage of weapons for the militants operating here," the police chief said. The DGP said Pakistan has intensified cross-border firing this year so that terrorists could be pushed into J&K. "There has been 75 per cent more firing from across the border in the first seven months of 2020. There were 487 incidents of firing from Pakistan till July this year in comparison to 267 such incidents in the same period in 2019. The firings are cover to infiltrate militants. So far, just 26 militants could infiltrate into J&K," he said.

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Manoj Sinha. PIC/PTI
Manoj Sinha. PIC/PTI

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First Published: 07 August, 2020 07:00 IST

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