Infiltration bids have gone up in last 2 months: Army

Around 25 infiltration bids have been made by militants from across LoC in the last 2 months.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 13:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Around 25 infiltration attempts have been made by militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the last two months and 35-40 terrorists have been killed by the security forces during the same period, Army chief General V K Singh said Monday.

He said the number of infiltration attempts has gone up in the last two months but the Army has been able to control it to a large extent.

"In the last two months, we have had approximately 20-25 attempts and the total number of terrorists killed during this period has been about 35-40," Gen Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

Asked about reports suggesting that Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin has been visiting terror camps along the LoC with Pakistan Army and ISI officials, the Army chief said, "Salahuddin is on the other side... We are not worried that with whom he goes around. If he tries to infiltrate, he would also be dealt in the same way his accomplices are."
Gen Singh said to counter infiltration, the Army has evolved a strategy under which even if somebody manages to infiltrate Indian territory, he gets killed later on. "As far as infiltration is concerned, we have controlled it to a large extent... In the last two months,
there have been many attempts to infiltrate and we have achieved a lot of success also in this regard," he added.
Asked about the attacks by Chinese hackers on Indian networks, Gen Singh said, "The whole world is worried about cyber security... Our other government websites have also been attacked and technology is such a field in which both defensive and offensive means are applied."

"We are trying to take measures which can ensure that our networks are not in danger," he added.

PTI