Infiltration attempts increasing in J&K: Army

Army has noticed "a lot of attempts" by terrorists to infiltrate into Indian territory along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 22:13 PM IST

Leh: Army has noticed "a lot of attempts" by
terrorists to infiltrate into Indian territory along the
international border in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

But, the Army has taken them on. "Our intelligence is
good and we come to know about infiltration attempts," Army`s
Northern Command Chief, Lieutenant General B S Jaswal, said.

"There have been a lot of attempts to infiltrate along
the border. They (terrorists) are trying hard to infiltrate,"
he said.

According to Army, a total of 40 people have infiltrated
across the border this year.

"We have official figures of the infiltration. As of now
we have a figure of approximately 40 people. Last year by this
time 93 had infiltrated," Jaswal said.

On the efforts being made by the Army to combat
infiltration, he said, "We have had a number of encounters. We
killed 16 people in one case and 11 people in another case.
But despite that there has been increase in their attempts."

Explaining the difficulty being faced by the troops, the
Northern Command Chief said, "The terrain is extremely
inhospitable here. There are jungles. There are bushes. At
times you cannot see a person 10 yards away. Surveillance
devices are also not effective over there."

PTI