Asserting that Indian troops are fully alert to foil infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said it is upto Pakistan to maintain peace.

“We will reciprocate in the same way the Pakistan behaves (on the borders). We will be the happiest people if they want to have peace on the LoC but if they attempt to violate the LoC they will be given a befitting reply, which we have been doing,” Inspector General of BSF, Kashmir frontier, P.S. Sandhu told reporters here.

The IG said attempts by militants to sneak into the valley from Pakistan are continuing.

“Infiltration attempts are continuing,” Mr. Sandhu said, adding the militants are waiting for opportunities to sneak into the Valley.

“Every camp on the Loc is packed (with militants). Despite snow and severe cold, they have not withdrawn and are still there, looking for an opportunity to sneak in,” he said.

However, the BSF officer said his men are fully alert to foil their designs.

“It is their attempts versus our alertness and I am sure we will not give them any chance. This is an issue which is very serious,” he said.

Mr. Sandhu said the increase in infiltration attempts depends on the internal situation in Pakistan.

“We will do whatever is required to be done (to scuttle infiltration attempts),” he said.

Earlier, 535 trainees, mostly from Jammu and Kashmir, were inducted as constables into the force after 38 weeks of rigorous basic training at a passing out parade held at its training centre in Humhama near Srinagar airport.