Over 70 terrorists have been killed this year along Indo-Pak border: Parrikar

  • PTI, Jabalpur
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2016 00:38 IST
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar interacts with media after paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi. (PTI File Photo)

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that the government has put a check on infiltration along the Pakistan border and over 70 terrorists who were trying to enter India from Pakistan have been shot dead so far this year.

Parrikar cited a “ratio” of the “martydom” of jawans to slain terrorists while speaking to reporters in Jabalpur.

14 jawans have attained martyrdom this year so far, Parrikar said adding the figures reveal that if India lost one jawan, 5 terrorists had been killed against it. The ratio come to 1:5, Parrikar said adding earlier it was “1:1.5”.

Denying that the Chinese Army breaches India’s border, the defence minister said several points have been made for dialogues along the Indo-China border. Border of India and China have not been demarked, he said, adding it is because of several historical reasons. As a result of this, Parrikar said Chinese Army by mistake enters India thinking it was it’s areas.

“We stop them and send them back. Sometime they return on their own. Such incidents are being reported since last 20-30 years but such cases have dropped by 40%,” Parrikar claimed.

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