59 Militants Sneaked Into J&K Since August: Govt

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Indian forces personnel patrolling near the line of control – File Pic

NEW DELHI – As many as 84 infiltration attempts were made along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and 59 militants could have entered the valley since August 2019, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a starred question in the House, Reddy said regular attempts of infiltration by militants through the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir sponsored and supported from across the border are being made.

“84 such attempts have been made from across the border and it is estimated that 59 such militants could have infiltrated,” he said.

As many as 22,557 militants have been killed by security forces till December 1 this year, 1011 militants killed, 42 apprehended and 2253 pushed back from 2005 till October 21, 2019 due to efficient vigil of security forces, he said.

“Infiltration attempts are part of proxy war agenda of adversary to replenish the depleted militant strength in the valley to achieve its intention to ratchet up violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Reddy said. (PTI)


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