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Friday's infiltration attempt nails Pakistan lie

delhi Updated: Jul 16, 2010 23:28 IST
HT Correspondent

India's security establishment shot two infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, a day after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi insisted that infiltration was not Islamabad's policy.

India also pointed to 26/11 accused David Headley's revelation that Pakistan's ISI had spent nearly Rs 25 lakh to buy the boat used by the terrorists to travel from Karachi.

The security establishment feels that hawkish sections of the Pakistani establishment had brought in non-issues into the diplomatic discourse to create a smokescreen and divert attention after it failed to deliver on terror investigations.

Hinting at a possible division in Islamabad, they also pointed to Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik's holding two meetings with the Indian high commissioner over the past week to keep Delhi posted on the steps Islamabad had taken.

Malik had clearly told Home Minister P Chidambaram last month that he would not be disappointed with his response.

A colonel, two major-rank officers and six jawans have been killed in recent encounters with terrorists near the J&K border with.

"Today, we recovered two bodies of militants who were killed in the encounter, signaling that infiltration continues unabated," a senior government official said.

According to the home ministry, there were more than 25 infiltration bids in the first six months of 2010.