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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
07-December-2011 17:05 IST
Infiltration Attempts Across LOC

As per the assessment of the Multi Agency Centre (MAC), 68 militants attempted to infiltrate across the Line of Control (LoC) during September and October 2011, as compared to 85 such attempts during the corresponding period in 2010.

12 terrorists were killed and one terrorist apprehended by Army in 2011, while trying to infiltrate in J&K. During this period 5 Army personnel were killed and 8 were wounded during conduct of anti-infiltration operations along the LoC.

In J&K along the LoC, the Army has adopted a robust counter-infiltration strategy which has an appropriate mix of technology and human resources to check infiltration effectively. Troop deployment and use of surveillance and monitoring devices and the LC fence have enhanced the ability to detect and intercept terrorists attempting to infiltrate/exfiltrate.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Govindrao Adik in Rajya Sabha today.

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