Srinagar: Days after the surgical strike at LoC, the Indian Army on Wednesday released a video of a 19-year-old captured Pakistani terrorist, Ali Babar Patra, who claims to be paid, trained and armed by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Pakistan Army to attack India.
Ali Babar, captured during a counter-infiltration operation by the army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Monday, confessed to being trained by the Pakistani army and that he was provided Rs. 20,000 by his handlers to cross over and take arms supplies to Pattan in Baramulla district. A second instalment of ₹ 30,000 was promised to him after the tranche was delivered.
The teen terrorist further alleged that he was first handed over to the ISI and then to the Pakistani Army and later to LeT. He also said he was trained in a Lashkar camp in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and infiltrated with a group of six terrorists on September 18.
This is a rare operation in recent years when the army captured a Pakistani terrorist near the Line of Control. The infiltration attempt was stopped at the same area where terrorists crossed over in 2016 for the audacious terror strike on an army camp in Uri, in which 19 soldiers were killed.
Days later, India launched surgical strikes across the border to destroy terror launch pads.
The army said the terrorist launch pads have been activated and the recent infiltration attempts are aimed at carrying out sensational attacks in Kashmir.