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

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 Kashmir."

PTI


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


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