Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-December-2011 16:08 IST
Increase in Incidents of Infiltrations on IB

As per the assessment by Multi Agency Centre (MAC), 68 militants attempted to infiltrate across the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K, during September and October, 2011 as compared to 85 such attempts during the corresponding period in 2010. In 2011, twelve (12) terrorists were killed and one apprehended by Army while trying to infiltrate across LoC. In the North Eastern States 99 extremists were killed and 1988 arrested in 2011 (upto 30th November).

The Government regularly monitors the activities along the LoC/border and takes appropriate measures from time to time to control infiltration attempts by the terrorists and to safeguards the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of the country. A robust counter infiltration strategy has been put in place by the Army to check infiltration effectively.

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