India accuses foreign agencies of helping infiltration bids in Kashmir

 NEW DELHI, May 1  -- India Friday accused foreign agencies of helping infiltration bids of militants into the country from the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and said the country is ready to deal with any exigencies.
    "We are aware of the training being given in the camps across the border to facilitate infiltration. We are alert at the LoC. Army and Border Security Force is alert. All efforts are being taken to foil the infiltration bids," Indian Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta told local media.
    The Indian army said recently that some 120 militants have infiltrated into India-controlled Kashmir across the LoC and more than 40 of them have been killed, while the rest of them have either gone back or are still in hiding.
    "We have been saying very clearly that agencies across the border are involved in infiltration bids in Indian-controlled Srinagar. We are taking the entire issue of infiltration seriously. We are vigilant and the vigil needs to be continuous," the home secretary said.
    Meanwhile two militants owing allegiance to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant group were killed by a joint army and police operation Thursday evening in India-controlled Kashmir, said the Indian military.
    Indian army and police cordoned off Chinot, Bhaderwah, 200-km northeast of Jammu, triggering an encounter that lasted several hours.
    Some arms and ammunition was also recovered from the possession of slain militants from the site of encounter. Both the militants have been identified as locals, said the military.