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Balakot has been reactivated by Pakistan, says army chief Bipin Rawat

He also said that about 500 infiltrators are waiting to infiltrate India

By PTI in Chennai
  • Published 23.09.19, 12:34 PM
  • Updated 23.09.19, 12:34 PM
  • a min read
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The terror camps in Balakot were earlier destroyed in retaliation to terror attacks on CRPF personnel in Pulwama in February this year Prem Singh

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said Pakistan has reactivated Balakot very recently and about 500 infiltrators were waiting to infiltrate India.

"Balakot has been reactivated by Pakistan very recently. It shows that Balakot has been affected. It had been damaged and destroyed. And that is why people have got away from there, and now it has been reactivated," he told reporters at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai.

He said that around 500 infiltrators were waiting to infiltrate into the country.

"...some action had been taken by Indian Air Force and now they have got the people back there," he said.

Earlier, Indian Air Force had carried out attack at terror camps in Balakot in retaliation to the deadly terror attacks on CRPF personnel in Pulwama in February this year.