No militant could infiltrate into Kashmir Valley through Keran sector in September and October during the fierce gunfight that had broken out between them and Army when they had tried to sneak into the state from Pakistani side, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a tumultuous year with many incidents hogging national attention -- beheading of a jawan on LoC by Pakistani troops, ceasefire violations, allegation of political pay offs by a former army chief and demand for debate on revoking Article 370.
Nearly a fortnight after the army operations were called off in Keran sector, questions have cropped up over what happened during the long intrusion by infiltrators from Pakistan believed to be from its special forces.
Defence Minister AK Antony will hold a high-level meeting with the armed forces later this month during which he is expected to review the 15-day operation by the Army in Keran sector along the LoC over which questions have been raised.
Amid assertions by the Indian Army that infiltration in Keran sector was backed by Pakistani troops, Islamabad on Tuesday said blame game is not the solution to any issue and insisted it too wants a ceasefire of the LoC.
After battling militants for 15 days in one of the biggest anti-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army on Tuesday declared the encounter in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir over.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Monday brushed aside suggestions likening the 14-day operation against heavily armed militants from Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district to a Kargil-type situation.
As the ongoing Army operation against infiltrators from Pakistan in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district entered eleventh day on Friday, the Army Chief denied that there was Kargil-like situation on the Line of Control.
The Indian Army is currently in the midst of one of the largest anti-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir as they attempt to flush out around 30 to 40 militants who have occupied a ghost village along the Line of Control in Keran sector.