Jammu: Ceasefire violations by Pakistan has doubled this year, and the Islamic State can help push militants into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, a senior BSF officer said on Thursday.
Speaking to the media, Border Security Force Inspector General Rakesh Gupta said violation of the 2003 truce by Pakistani troops on both the international border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir had increased by 100 percent this year as compared to last year.
He said infiltration attempts by guerrillas from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir had gone up by 45 percent this year.
Asked about the Islamic State terror group, the official said: “ISIS could help infiltration attempts by other terrorist groups into the state during the coming days.”
The media briefing was held to announce that the BSF had bagged the top award in the Swaach Bharat campaign.