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Pakistan desperate to infiltrate militants into J&K

india Updated: Oct 14, 2009 16:05 IST

India said on Wednesday that there has been a desperate attempt by Pakistan to infiltrate militants into Jammu and Kashmir to foment violence.

"After the Parliamentary elections, there has been spurt in infiltration, a desperation. One can see a desperation on the part of Pakistan and PoK authorities to infiltrate into India," Home Minister P Chidambaram said at a press conference replying to questions on infiltration.

The Home Minister said infiltration from Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir was "solely" responsible for violence in the state and it was difficult to completely control it.

"Infiltration is taking place. I must admit that we have not been able to completely stop it although infiltration has come down. Thanks to the vigil of our security forces," he said.

Security forces were doing "better and better" to contain the influx of terrorists into the country though groups across the border were recruiting young men and brainwashing them to pursue Jehad and create mayhem in India.

"The number did rise in two-three months. But now the snows will come and therefore the infiltration will come down for the next four or five months," he said.