Cross-border infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir
The policy of the Narendra Modi-led government to give a strong reply to Pakistani firing along the border has not only boosted moral of the security forces, but also led to decrease in the number of infiltration attempts made by the terrorists trying to sneak in from across the border.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh in November had said, "In 2013, there were 297 incidents of infiltration, which decreased to 10 in 2015. In 2014, there were 165 infiltrations."
Giving a detailed account of incidents of infiltration, the Home Minister said there were 277 attempts of infiltration in 2013 which was reduced to 222 in 2014 and lastly the figure came down at 86 in 2015. The senior BJP leader also claimed that incidents of left-wing extremism have also come down to 33 percent.
The BSF has put in place its "winter strategy", which includes deployment of devices that ensure visibility in fog. The steps to beef up the security along the International Border have been taken after intelligence reports suggested that 8-10 militants have been brought close to the IB on the Pakistani side by ISI to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir with the help of terror groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
A terror attack originating from Pakistan left two Border Security Forces (BSF) constables dead on the crucial Jammu-Srinagar highway on August 05. While one terrorist was killed on the spot, Mohammed Naved Yakub, resident of Pakistan was apprehended by villagers and handed over to the police.
Later on October 29, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Qasim, the mastermind of the Udhampur attack, was killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating the Udhampur terror attack case. Naveed and five local accomplices are all currently in a jail in Jammu.
In a major terror attack, three terrorists, who had infiltrated from Pakistan, attacked passengers in a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven persons, including an SP on July 27 in Punjab's Gurdaspur district. The fidayeen were gunned down after a 12-hour long operation.
In one of the worst terror attacks, 18 jawans of the Indian Army were killed and 11 others injured in an ambush by combined team of NSCN-K, KYKL and the PLA in Chandel district of Manipur on June 04. Condemning the tragic incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called the terror strike as 'mindless attack'.
Following the incident, India acted tough, and the Army's joint operation with the Air Force carried out surgical strikes in Myanmar against Northeast militant groups killing 38 Naga insurgents. The entire operation was planned meticulously days with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag camping in Manipur and monitoring the preparation of the blueprint at the minuscule level.