Terror groups having training camps in neighbouring countries
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 18:12
New Delhi: A number of terrorist groups have training facilities in neighbouring countries including Pakistan, Government on Tuesday said.

"Available inputs indicate that a number of terrorist groups are having training infrastructure in neighbouring countries, including Pakistan," Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

He said though there was a decreasing trend in infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir in 2010, there has been a "slight" increase in infiltration attempts as compared to 2009.

"95 persons have been apprehended on the Indo-Pak border during 2010 (upto October 31) as compared to 83 persons apprehended during corresponding period in 2009," Maken said.

On the Indo-Bangladesh border, 1,386 people were apprehended this year as compared to 2,460 during the corresponding period in 2009.

He said steps were being taken to secure borders by various methods like patrolling by security personnel, laying of nakas and ambushes besides setting up of flood lighting and increased border posts.

Maken said the government has sanctioned additional 16 battalions to augment Border Outposts in riverine and hilly vulnerable segments of the Indo-Bangladesh border to be raised in phased manner from 2009-10 to 2013-14.


First Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 18:12

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