SD Goswami, Defence PRO, Northern Command, said that, unable to cross LoC militants are now trying to recruit locals. Col Goswami said the militants so far were using traditional infiltration routes but they are looking into some other areas for sneaking into India. “Seeing that infiltration is not really taking place and that the number of militants is dwindling, they have started new tactics of trying to recruit locals. The security situation of J&K is at an important cross road of transcending from conflict stabilisation to conflict resolution domain,” he said.
He added that infiltration attempts have been dwindling since 2011 as the army tightened its surveillance along the border with advanced devices that help timely action and social media and its blatant use by terrorists groups and separatists alike is emerging as a challenge from the security point of view.