Monitoring the Line of Control (LoC) better is high on the government’s agenda after the Uri terrorist attack. A second layer of security and adding more detection devices (ground sensors, thermal imaging, surveillance radars) are among the urgent correctives that are being applied. The army killed 10 terrorists on Tuesday in an operation in Lachipora near LoC. But the multi-agency centre (MAC) — an umbrella body of intel units such as Intelligence Bureau, Research & Analysis Wing, Military Intelligence and the intel divisions of paramilitary forces — had warned that infiltration across LoC is reaching an all-time high.
In a recent report, MAC had estimated that more than 80 infiltrators had crossed LoC in the April-August period. The army has said it had caught more than 30 infiltrators in the January-August period.
Senior officials in MAC, who spoke on the condition they not be identified, told ET that there’s a significant problem for Indian security forces in terms of dealing with those who have already crossed the LoC.