Pakistan Reportedly Closes Terror Camps in PoK; Will Continue Strict Vigil Along LoC, Says Indian Army Chief
File image of security personnel at the border | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi/Islamabad, June 10: Amid mounting pressure from the international community and fearing more airstrikes by India, Pakistan has reportedly shut down terror camps in PoK areas. The camps that have been temporarily closed belong to terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen. However, there is no confirmation about the closure of terror camps in PoK from the Indian Army.

According to a report, Pakistan closed some terror camps of LeT in the Kotli and Nikial area in the region opposite Sunderbani and Rajouri, respectively. Terror camps run by JeM have also been shut down in the Pala and Bagh area. A Hizbul Mujahideen camp was shut down in the Kotli area. Terror camps close to Muzaffarabad and Mirpur have also been shut, the report added. Indian Army Sets Up Young Leaders’ Training Wing For Jawans to Become Officers, Course to Begin in September.

Reacting to the report, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday said the armed forces will continue to keep tight vigil along the Line of Control (LoC). "No way to verify whether Pakistan has closed down terrorist camps or not. We will continue to maintain strict vigil along our borders," General Rawat told news agency ANI. After the airstrike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Balakot, there has been no infiltration attempt from PoK, said the report.

The Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across LoC in 2016 in retaliation to Uri terrorist attack. As many as 17 army personnel were killed during the attack. The airstrikes in Pakistan's Balakot were conducted after the Pulwama attack in February this year. 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives in the Pulwama attack. Pakistan-based JeM took responsibility for the attack.