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Use of tech, new security grid in Kashmir ‘substantially’ cut infiltration from Pakistan

By The Print

Terrorist infiltration from Pakistan has come down by a large extent in Jammu & Kashmir, though there is no let-up in attempts being made by the neighbouring country to push terrorists and weapons into India, the Army has said.

“We have been able to stop infiltration quite substantially. However, there continue to be attempts made to push in terrorists and weapons,” 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen B.S. Raju told a select group of journalists in Srinagar over the weekend.

According to official figures, 27 terrorists have infiltrated into India so far this year, as against 130 in 2019 and 129 in 2018.

Sources in the defence and security establishment said higher deployment of troops, reshaping of the anti-infiltration grid, and use of technology have helped bring the number of successful infiltration attempts down in 2020.

However, even though infiltration has decreased, security agencies remain concerned about an increase in local recruitment by terrorists.

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