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Militants desperate to infiltrate from across LoC: Army

With infiltration bids from across the LoC showing a substantial decline, militants are now adopting a new tactic of recruiting locals, an Army official said on Friday.

Col SD Goswami, PRO Defence, Northern Command, said the militants so far were using traditional infiltration routes but they are looking into some other areas for sneaking into India.

“Seeing that infiltration is not really taking place and that the number of militants is dwindling, they have started new tactics of trying to recruit locals,” he said.

He added social media and its blatant use by terrorists groups and separatists alike is emerging as a challenge from the security point of view.

“The security situation of J&K is at an important cross road of transcending from conflict stabilisation to conflict resolution domain,” he said.
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