New Delhi: Two days before the militants attacked a police station Kathua, Pakistan had raised objections to Government of India's move to install a number of high resolution cameras along the international border in past 10 months.
Indian Express reported that during the DIG-level meeting between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on March 18, the latter had strongly objected to this saying India is using these cameras it to keep a surveillance on them.
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A senior Home Ministry official, however, said that the cameras were installed to keep an eye on any suspicious movement by militants.
The meeting was held on the request of Pakistan after a gap of five months.
On March 20, in the first terror attack after Jammu and Kashmir got a new government on March 1, a civilian and three security personnel were killed when two guerrillas stormed a police station before being gunned down.
Intelligence reports in past one week hinted that militant outfit LeT is planning to push infiltrators into the Indian side. Following these reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the BSF to reassess the border security and pay attention towards spots facilitating militants.
"We keep receiving these inputs as LeT has several launchpads across the border. Last year we even destroyed one of the launchpads opposite Samba sector. In the past one week, we have come across at least 18 militants trying to cross over to India," the MHA official was quoted as saying in India Express report.
The BSF has also increased the deployment at the border outposts.