Following reports of large-scale infiltration of militants in the Valley from across the Line of Control, security forces put Jammu & Kashmir on high alert, officials said.
They said that there are reports of inflation of over 20 militants into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (Pok) recently.
Most of the militants are believed to be affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit headed by Maulana Masood Azhar, the officials added.
The officials said the security grid is apprehending a spike in militant attacks in the state, particularly in the Valley.
It is rare for such a large number of militants to infiltrate in one go and indicated the desperation of their handlers across the LoC to keep the Kashmir pot boiling, the officials said.
The security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state, they said.