New Delhi: The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, said in Lok Sabha that the infiltration attempts to cross the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir by 43% after India’s airstrikes at Balakot in February.
Nityanand Rai said that the Central goverment has taken a zero tolerance towards cross border infiltration.
He said,“Due to concerted and synergised efforts of security forces, the security situation in the state has witnessed an improvement in the first half of this year over the corresponding period of 2018. Net infiltration has reduced by 43 per cent.”
The Minister of State was speaking in response to a question about the situation of cross border infiltration after the Indian Air Force conducted airstrikes against terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammad at Balakot, deep in Pakistan.
Elaborating on the government’s efforts in tackling cross border infiltration he said that the Central government and the state government have adopted a multi-pronged strategy to contain it. There are multi-tier deployment along the International border and LoC, border fencing, improved intelligence and operation coordination, equipping security forces with improved technological weapons and taking pro-active action against the infiltrators.
The minister added that the electric fence along the LoC called the Anti Infiltration Obstacle System has proved significant in preventing cross border infiltration.
The government had reported earlier that security forces have killed around 113 terrorists this year till 16 June.