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NEW DELHI, Dec 4: India alleged on Tuesday there were more than 40 training camps in Pakistan for militants who made regular attempts to cross the heavily fortified border between the two countries.

India had identified 25 camps in Azad Kashmir and 17 in Pakistan containing around 2,500 militants, junior home affairs minister Mullappally Ramachandran claimed in a statement in parliament.

“The terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan or Pakistan-occupied Kashmir remains intact and infiltration attempts from across the border still continue to pose a challenge to the security forces,” Ramachandran alleged.

“Pakistan-based militants, with the support of Pakistan’s army, have made 249 attempts to sneak into Indian territory so far this year, two more than last year but far below the 489 in 2010,” he said.

Intelligence inputs indicated “active support” of Pakistani intelligence and security agencies to push terrorists into India, the minister claimed.—AFP

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