Infiltration bids by terror outfits in J&K on the rise: Army

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 23:59

New Delhi: Infiltration attempts by
Pakistan-based terrorist organisations into Jammu and Kashmir
increased slightly last year with 500 such bids recorded in
2010 as against 490 in the previous year.

"In 2009, the Pakistani terrorist organisations made
a total of 490 attempts to cross over to Indian territory
whereas 500 were made by them in 2010," Army sources said in Delhi on Tuesday.

In these attempts, they said, 120-125 militants were
able to sneak into Indian territory.

In 2009, only 105 could cross over to our side of the
perceived border.

The number of militants killed in several encounters
with the Army was between 250-255 out of which 120-125 were
killed while infiltrating.

They further added that the 42 terrorist camps
operating in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) are still
training militants for anti-India activities.

Indian Army is deployed along the Line of Control
(LoC) and has its troops positioned in the hinterland also
where they have formed a three-tier counter-infiltration grid
to tackle militancy.

In January this year, Defence Minister AK Antony had
also voiced his concern over the rise in infiltration from

Giving his assessment of the situation in Jammu and
Kashmir, Antony had said, "Inimical forces across the border
are jittery as they saw normalcy returning to Jammu and


First Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 23:59
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