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Infiltration up in Kashmir: Army chief

Infiltration by militants from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir has increased, but India is capable of handling the situation, Army Chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor said on Friday.

delhi Updated: Mar 26, 2010 20:48 IST

Infiltration by militants from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir has increased, but India is capable of handling the situation, Army Chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor said on Friday.

"Infiltration has increased in Jammu and Kashmir this winter in comparison to last winter," Kapoor told reporters after he met Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi.

"But we are fully capable of handling the situation," he said.

The Indian Army has foiled some 60 attempts of infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir since the beginning of this year, according to defence sources.

This has sparked concern in the government as intelligence inputs have suggested that militant groups in Pakistani Kashmir were desperately trying to revive terrorism in the state after a lull in 2009.