426 Pak-trained militants tried to enter J-K this year: Govt
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Last Updated: Monday, November 15, 2010, 18:18
New Delhi: As many as 426 Pakistan- trained militants attempted to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir this year while 37 terrorists were eliminated by the security forces, government told Lok Sabha on Monday.

In a written reply, Defence Minister A KAntony said in the last three years, 1,253 terrorists tried to infiltrate into the state nd 168 militants were killed.

"The Army also suffered 37 fatal causalities in the same period," the Minister said.

Giving a breakup of the infiltration attempts in three years, Antony said 342 terrorists tried to infiltrate in 2008, while in 2009 such attempts increased to 485. Till September this year, 426 of them had tried to enter the state, he said.

He said that the Army suffered 30 causalities in 2008 and 2009 whereas the figure has come down to seven personnel till September this year.

The Defence Minister said the Army has adopted a robust counter infiltration strategy under which a mix of human resources and technology are used to make an effective shield against such attempts.

"The posts along the Line of Control are occupied based on tactical considerations depending upon threat, terrain, task and resources," he added.


First Published: Monday, November 15, 2010, 18:18

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