India tells Pak to stop infiltration in J&K

India has told Pakistan that infiltration from that country continued unabated.

New Delhi: India has told Pakistan that infiltration from that country continued unabated despite assurances by Islamabad in various fora that it will not allow its soil to be used against New Delhi.

In a blunt message, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik that the promises made by Pakistani leaders have not been implemented on the ground as infiltration from across the border to Jammu and Kashmir continue to thrive.

Shinde conveyed this to Malik on the sidelines of the Interpol General Assembly in Rome, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Shinde also reminded Malik that when they had met in September in the Maldives on the sidelines of SAARC Home/Interior Ministers meeting, he (Malik) had assured him (Shinde) that Pakistan would do the needful to address India`s concern.

Shinde told his Pakistani counterpart that the promise to check infiltration has not been visible on the ground and Islamabad must take immediate action to stop that.

Malik conveyed to Shinde that Pakistan government was doing the needful and the action would be visible on the ground soon.

The Home Minister had recently visited Kashmir Valley during which he was told at the Unified headquarters meeting that 60 terrorists had entered into the Valley this year.

Shinde was also apprised of repeated attempts by terrorists to enter the state and at times were provided cover fire by Pakistani troops, the sources said.

India, in the meantime, is toying with an idea of erecting a permanent fence along the 740 kilometres Line of Control in a bid to prevent infiltration.