105 ‘terrorists’ entered India till Sept 2016, ceasefire violated 369 times
Minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir said altogether 105 terrorists have successfully infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border till September 2016 and ceasefire was violated 369 times till October.india Updated: Nov 16, 2016 19:03 IST
Showing a three-fold jump, as many as 105 militants have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir till September this year and incidences of ceasefire violations by Pakistan stood at 369 in the state till October of 2016, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
On the first day of the winter session, minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir said altogether 105 terrorists have successfully infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border till September 2016.
While there were 201 attempts of infiltration from Pakistan during the period, 24 militants were killed, 72 others returned and two militants have surrendered.
In 2015, only 33 militants could infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border.
There were 121 infiltration attempts and 46 militants were killed by security forces in that period.
Ahir said that there has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from the Pakistan side.
He said there were 210 incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the International border in Jammu and Kashmir till November 2 this year and 159 such incidents were reported along the LoC in the state.
In the year 2015, there were 253 incidents of ceasefire violations along the International Border and 152 such incidents along the LoC, the minister added in reply to a written question.
First Published: Nov 16, 2016 19:00 IST