Militants in Kashmir facing huge shortage of weapons: DGP Dilbag Singh

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Militants in Kashmir have been facing a huge shortage of arms and ammunition, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said on Thursday, reports said.

“There has been a huge shortage of weapons for the militants operating here,” the police chief said, reported news agency PTI.

He said Pakistan has adopted a new technique of sending arms and ammunition to Jammu and Kashmir using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and several such incidents have been detected in the recent past.

He also said less than 200 militants are currently active in Jammu and Kashmir, and just 26 could enter the Union Territory from across the border so far this year.

“Pakistan has been trying to send arms and ammunition to militants through drones (UAVs). We have detected several such incidents in the past,” Singh told PTI here.

The police chief said such incidents of Pakistani UAVs carrying weapons were detected in Kupwara, Heera Nagar, Kathua and Rajouri.

Another modus operandi of Pakistan to dispatch weapons through trucks to Jammu and Kashmir was unearthed in Punjab in the past, he said.