Gulmarg which is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir is on high alert due to intensified efforts being made by Pakistan to facilitate militant infiltration across the LoC. There have been several attempts made by militants in the last week to cross over to the Indian side and there also have been multiple instances of attack on forward posts by the Pakistan Army.
Militants Sneaked In Gulmarg?
The security agencies have apprehended two residents of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’s Muzaffarabad which lies in the Gulmarg range. As per the initial investigation, it’s being believed that these two men are militant guides.
Sources in the security agencies also revealed that the Ustad and Gulab posts of the army in upper reaches of Gulmarg faced threats by armed men who sneaked two kilometres into this particular region of Kashmir.
Even though the attacks were retaliated, the intruders remained untraced. In the past week, the Indian Army for the first time has raided the premises of many hotels in Gulmarg and has also cautioned the local population to remain vigilant about any intrusions.
The Indian army is on heightened alert in the wake of repeated threats echoing from Islamabad to express resentment to the scrapping of Kashmir’s special status. The Indian army has placed Bofors guns to secure the strategic Haji Pir pass which connects Kashmir’s Uri with Poonch in the Pir Panjal valley.