Arms and Ammunition captured by security forces (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have a new challenge at hand. Militants are working on a new strategy of building underground bunkers and tunnels. In the last 9 months, around 22 hideouts which were busted in South Kashmir were built underground. Three Underground bunkers and tunnels were busted in Jammu. Some bunkers which have been unearthed are decades old. This comes at a time when Militants are running short of arms and ammunition in the valley.
The security forces say that they have managed to bust this strategy successfully. DG Police Dilbagh Singh, “Many tunnels which have been busted are old, which must be 2-3 years old. Now the Intel network is stronger and we are able to trace and destroy old and new hideouts which are underground’’. He also says that Jaish Commander Qari Yasir before he was killed had dumped around 52 kgs of explosive in a jungle and we managed to trace and bust that hideout too.’’ Some of the bunkers which have been busted were made of Iron with proper doors installed. A lot of daily usage stuff was found in these bunkers including gas, eatables, blankets etc. Experts say that militants can survive in these bunkers for long if they are not busted by security forces. It’s also been said that militants hide in these bunkers as they are running short of arms and ammunition.
However Pakistan has also started a new way of transporting arms and ammunition across the border with the help of drones. In many instances, not only drugs but arms and ammunition have been dropped by the help of drones from across. Security forces say most of these attempts have been foiled. ‘’This is the latest disgusting action by Pakistan. It used to happen on the Punjab border and now it’s happening here. There are many cases where arms and ammunition is being dropped by drones. We are completely ready to tackle this issue. ‘’Said Dilbagh Singh, DG JK Police. While security forces say that they have managed to bust both these strategies, it could be a big challenge for forces to bust these hideouts as human intelligence worked best when militants were hiding in a house or jungle.