Indian Army needs a sustained six-month campaign to seriously damage the terror infrastructure in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), top military officials have told the government.
As per a media report
, military’s top brass has said that off and on strikes will not damage terrorists’ capabilities, and a medium-term plan is needed.
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Estimates suggest that there are over a dozen terror camps located near Muzaffarabad, in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. But in view of recent surgical strikes, they have been recently relocated to Manshera, Naushera and Jhelum with the help of Pakistan army. According to intelligence reports these camps have more than 500 militants, mostly from Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen.
“Based on the interrogation of the captured militants in the past, we have found that a terrorist before being brought to a launch pad undergoes three modules — Daura-e-Talba (basic training), Daura-e-aam (physical training) and Daura-e-khas (arms training),” the counter-intelligence sleuths have said.
In wake of the recent ‘surgical strikes’ by India on terror launch pads across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 30-40 terrorists are believed to be killed, Indian military officials see more attempts by terror handlers to push in more terrorists to take ‘revenge.’
To counter this, Army officials have stressed upon the need to improve the manning of the border as well smarter political approaches in the Valley that include “credible healing touches”.
Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Vikram Sood has lauded the surgical strike and said it was an attitude which was new and aggressive.
“If we ask Pakistan to talk, then Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Uri takes place. They don’t want a solution to the Kashmir issue. Unless and until they get hurt, it won’t affect them and their attitude won’t change. Trans-border operations take place. Recently it took place in Nagaland as well,” he said.
Sood said it was a message to Pakistan that India is capable enough to do it and it has the political will.