Defence Minister AK Antony stated in Parliament that as per the assessment of the Multi Agency Centre (MAC), 68 militants attempted to infiltrate across the Line of Control (LoC) during September and October 2011, as compared to 85 such attempts during the corresponding period in 2010. During this period, five Army personnel were killed and eight were wounded while conducting anti-infiltration operations along the LoC.
Painstaking investigation by Indian Intelligence agencies has revealed founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT, renamed Jamaat-ud-Dawa) Hafiz Saeed’s latest plans for a winter offensive not only in J&K, but also in important Indian cities during assembly elections.
Heavy snow on mountain passes during winter has been deterring infiltration attempts across the LoC by Pakistani terrorists. Saeed has been exhorting LeT operatives at Muridke, Lahore and Peshawar Cantonment to mobilise terrorists specially trained to operate in heavy snow in order to ensure their induction during winter.