J&K infiltration attempts increase since Aug, 157 terrorists killed in 2019: MoS Home

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, in written replies to questions regarding terrorist infiltration in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), in Lok Sabha today, said that the incidents of terrorist violence have declined after 5 August 2019. During the 115 day period from 5 August till 27 November 2019, there have been 88 such incidents as compared to 106 such incidents from 12 April till 4 August.

On the other hand, the Minister stated, there has been increase in the number of infiltration attempts from across the border. During the 88 day period from 5 August till 31 October 2019, there have been 84 such attempts as against 53 such attempts from 9 May till 4 August 2019. Correspondingly, estimated net infiltration has increased from 32 to 59 during the above period.

Reddy stated that pursuant to the Government’s policy of zero tolerance against terrorism, security forces are taking proactive action against terrorists.

Security agencies continue to receive inputs about the intention of terror outfits that are supported and sponsored from across the border to indulge in terror attacks and breach of security in Jammu & Kashmir.

Based on these inputs and past history of cross border terrorism in J&K, all necessary precautions and preventive steps including Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) are undertaken by the security forces in a proactive manner to flush out terrorists, and 157 terrorists have been neutralized during the year 2019 so far.

Moreover, the security grid has mounted concerted efforts for launching operations against the residual terrorists, the Minister said.

Reddy added that the Government of India has adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain cross border infiltration. This includes multi-tiered deployment along the International Border/Line of Control, border fencing, improved intelligence and operational coordination, equipping Security Forces with advanced weapons and taking proactive action against infiltrators.

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