Home News Reports Terror launch pad destroyed in surgical strikes is active again: reports

Terror launch pad destroyed in surgical strikes is active again: reports

Many terror launch pads across the LoC, which had been destroyed during the September 2016 surgical strikes, have been reactivated by Pakistan based Islamic terrorist groups. According to reports, roughly 250 terrorists have been trained and waiting to infiltrate into India from 27 different launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Reports say that at least eight of the 27 launch pads have been set up and activated by terrorists in the approximately month-long period when the newly appointed PM of Pakistan, Imran Khan has been pontificating about peaceful relationships with India. Media reports citing top intelligence sources have stated that among the launch pads are the ones in Lipa valley.

News of Pakistan and its supported terror groups reactivating the launch pads had come just before the commencement of the Amarnath Yatras this year. Intelligence sources had warned of several terrorist groups training and gathering terrorists in PoK for infiltration into India to target the yatris. Terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen were reportedly stationed along the LoC. Several of them were reportedly trained by Pakistan’s BAT forces.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Terrorist activities across the LoC had been reportedly on the rise after stringent actions from Indian security forces resulted in deaths of several high profile terrorists in Kashmir. After the URI attacks in 2016, the Indian Army had conducted surgical strikes and had destroyed several launch pads in the area. However, reports state that of the 27 launch pads now considered operational in PoK, LeT controls the ones at Lipa valley, Chakhoti, Bararkot, Shardi and Jura areas while Hizbul mujahideen has the launch pads in Forward Kathua areas in the PoK.

A report in Times of India states that while the other surgical strike location of Bhimber has not been reactivated, LeT has now 25-30 terrorists stationed at the launch pads in Chananian, Mandaukali and Nukot. These camps are reportedly right opposite to India’s Nowgam sector, which falls between Uri and Kupwara.

The launch pads have been established at geographically important locations where terrorists get ground support from their over ground workers in Handwara and Hafrooda. They use the forests as natural cover and attempt to move into south Kashmir. Intelligence sources have been cited as saying that the recent surge in terror activities in Gurez, Jajarkotli, Sopore, Bandipora is because the terrorists are seeking to destabilise the state ahead of the panchayat and municipal elections.

Since the last surgical strikes, Indian security forces have been undertaking an ‘operation all out’ stand in dealing with terrorism in the valley. The cordon search activities have been renewed and in 2017 and 2018, hundreds of terrorists have been killed. The Indian army has also foiled several infiltration attempts in recent months. Recently, Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, who was a part of the 4 para special forces that carried out the surgical strikes was martyred in an anti-infiltration operation.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is expected to declare its verdict on July 17 in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. 

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar murdered over ‘friendship with other men’, live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh arrested

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar was found murdered with her head and face smashed on Saturday morning at Chatarpur farms, around 50 KMs away from the Nagpur city, her live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh has been arrested

Barkha Dutt terms Kapil Sibal a ‘Mallya’ for not paying salaries to Tiranga TV employees while enjoying in London

Barkha Dutt slams Kapil Sibal for sacking employees without due compensation, says the Sibals abused the female staffers

Prime Minister Modi, Hindus are under siege, and now is the right time to speak up

PM Modi will still win elections due to sheer inertia and the pathetic state of the country's opposition but the faith that he commands will take a hit and even if it's among a small section of the support base, it would be a travesty
Tiranga TV boots its employees: Here is why they don't deserve any sympathy

I am a journalist and here is why I have absolutely no sympathy for the ones who joined Tiranga TV

News emerged last night that bouncers had been sent to the offices of Tiranga TV as the employees were holding a silent protest in the premises.

Amit Shah intervenes as Owaisi heckles BJP MP during NIA Amendment Bill discussion, asks AIMIM MP to ‘get in habit of listening’

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today came down heavily on AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi during the discussion on NIA Amendment Bill in the Parliament. The assembly was discussing the bill to strengthen the National Investigation Agency. The opposition, however, was spooked by the amendments and tried to give it...
Karan Thapar tried to impede the construction of the RTR flyover

New RTR flyover finally opens in Delhi: Read how inordinate delays were caused by ‘influential residents’ like Karan Thapar

Prominent journalist Karan Thapar had written a letter to LG opposing the construction of RTR flyover claiming it could become the "matter of life and death"

Court asks Ranchi woman to distribute copies of Quran while granting bail over her Facebook post over Tabrez Ansari’s death

A Ranchi Court granted conditional bail to Richa Bharti who is accused of 'hurting religious sentiments' of Muslim community over a Facebook post. She has been asked to distribute copies of the Quran.

‘Mazrool said he would make me Musalmani’, said the wife molested by Muslim men who thrashed her husband and hurled casteist abuses

Sonkar has alleged that Mazrool and some other men have been pressurising him to shut down the coaching centre.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,459FansLike
158,337FollowersFollow
74,746SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post